by Phil Bolton | June 11, 2012
The Carter Center announced the appointment of 20 new members to its Board of Councilors on June 11, bring its members to 240.
Founded in 1987, the board is composed of representatives from the leadership of Atlanta and Georgia businesses with the state’s governor, the mayor of Atlanta and the president of Emory University serving as ex-officio members.
According to a news release from the center, the board promotes understanding between the center and its activities among opinion leaders and the broader community. Former President Carter, Mrs. Carter and staff update the board members on the center’s activities throughout the year.
Board members serve for three years and are divided into three classes so that there is a gradual rotation.
H. Inman Allen, chairman of the Ivan Allen Co., is the current chair of the board.
New board members include: Romil Bahl, president and CEO, PRGX Global; Liz Blake, senior vice president and general counsel, Habitat for Humanity International; Jeffrey Bowman, president and CEO, Crawford & Co.; David Cofrin, attorney, Lamar, Archer & Cofrin; Miles Cook, partner, Bain & Co.; Clark Dean, senior managing director, Studley Inc.;
Mike Donnelly, Atlanta regional president, Wells Fargo of Georgia; Reade Fahs, president and CEO, National Vision; Henry D. “Hank” Fellows, Jr., partner, Fellows LaBriola; Christine Hurtsellers, chief investment officer, fixed income, ING Investment Management U.S.; Kerry Kohnen, president, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia; Stephen Lockyer, president, Cornwallis Financial Corp.; Penny McIntyre, president, Newell Consumer Group, Newell Rubbermaid;
Thomas H. “Trey” Paris III, U.S. manager, state government relations, General Electric Co.; William Poole, attorney at law, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough; Suraj Prakash, vice president - global delivery, Wipro Ltd.; Jenny Pruitt, CEO, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty; Laura Turner Seydel, chairperson, Captain Planet Foundation; Ricky Steele, chief development officer, Hunter Technical Resources; Mark Tipton, chairman and CEO, Georgia Commerce Bancshares.
For more informatoin, contact Deborah Hakes at (404) 420-5124.