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Charles Brewer to Chair Carter Center Councilors

ATLANTA, GA.  Charles Brewer, managing member of Las Catalinas Holding Company, has been appointed chair of the Carter Center's Board of Councilors for 2008. The board is comprised of 204 members, who serve as a leadership advisory group that promotes understanding of the Center's mission among opinion leaders and the broader community.

"Since joining the Board of Councilors in 1998, Mr. Brewer has demonstrated a strong commitment to our mission, and we look forward to working even more closely with him in this new leadership role," Carter Center President and CEO John Hardman said. 

Brewer succeeds Phil Hickey, former chair and CEO of RARE Hospitality International, Inc., and past chair Ingrid Saunders Jones, senior vice president of The Coca-Cola Company, as chair of the group.

An entrepreneur, Brewer founded two highly acclaimed companies in two completely different industries.  His third endeavor, Las Catalinas Holding Company, owns a beautiful piece of coastal land in Costa Rica and plans to develop a resort town there.  Brewer founded Green Street Properties in 2001, where he was chairman until 2007.  Green Street created Glenwood Park, a new neighborhood-scale development that reclaimed a brown field site near downtown Atlanta.  He also founded MindSpring Enterprises in 1994 and was its chairman and CEO until its merger with EarthLink in 2000.  MindSpring became one of the largest Internet service providers in the United States, with 2,200 employees serving 1.3 million customers. 

Brewer is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College with a degree in economics and received his M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.  He serves on the board of directors of Firethorn, a provider of mobile banking and payments solutions; the Midtown (Atlanta) Alliance; The Commerce Club; and the Atlanta Police Foundation.


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The Carter Center celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2007. 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. Please visit to learn more about The Carter Center.

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