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Claire Lewis Arnold Appointed Chair, Carter Center Board of Councilors


ATLANTA…..Claire Lewis Arnold, CEO of Leapfrog Services Inc., has been appointed chair of the Carter Center's Board of Councilors for 2009. The board is comprised of 211 members, who serve as a leadership advisory group that promotes understanding in the broader community about the Carter Center's mission and activities.

"Since joining the Board of Councilors in 2003, Ms. Arnold has demonstrated a real commitment to our mission," Carter Center President and CEO John Hardman said. "We look forward to working even more closely with her in this new leadership role."

As Board of Councilors chair for 2009, Arnold follows 2008 chair Charles Brewer, chairman of Green Street Properties, and past chair Phil Hickey, former chair and CEO of RARE Hospitality International.

In 1998, Ms. Arnold founded Leapfrog Services, an Atlanta-based IT managed services company, providing network administration and technical support to small and midsize businesses. Leapfrog serves professional firms, multi-office companies around the world, and nonprofit organizations. Prior to starting Leapfrog, Ms. Arnold acquired NCC LP, a small distributor of consumer goods, which she built into one of Georgia's five largest privately held companies. She also worked for Coca-Cola USA, where she held positions in sales, sales management, and long-range planning. Ms. Arnold is a graduate and past board chair of Mary Baldwin College. She serves on the Board of Trustees of EARTH University Foundation, Shepherd Foundation, The Atlanta Rotary Club, Spelman College, and The Georgia Conservancy, and on the Board of Visitors of The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.


"Waging Peace. Fighting Disease. Building Hope."

A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 70 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers in developing nations to increase crop production. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.

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