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Company Overview of The Carter Center Inc.

Company Overview

The Carter Center Inc. is a not-for-profit center that addresses national and international issues of public policy in partnership with Emory University. The center seeks to prevent and resolve conflict, promote democracy, protect human rights, and prevent disease and other afflictions. Its health programs include the River Blindness Program, the Guinea Worm Eradication program, the Global 2000 Program, and the Mental Health Program. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

453 Freedom Parkway

1 Copenhill

Atlanta, GA 30307

United States

Founded in 1982



Key Executives for The Carter Center Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Founder and Trustee
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Associate Executive Director for Peace Programs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

The Carter Center Inc. Key Developments

The Carter Center Inc. Appoints Kelly Callahan as Director of its Trachoma Control Program, Effective from April 14, 2014

The Carter Center announced the appointment of Ms. Kelly Callahan, M.P.H., as the director of the Center's Trachoma Control Program, effective April 14, 2014. Ms. Callahan assumes the helm of a pioneering program, which began in 1998 with initial support provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and subsequent additional support from the Lions Clubs International Foundation as well as the important in-kind contribution of antibiotic treatment from Pfizer Inc. Callahan has spent the majority of her 18 years fighting tropical diseases in Africa at The Carter Center, where she has played key roles in efforts to eradicate Guinea worm disease (dracunculiasis), eliminate river blindness (onchocerciasis) where possible from the Americas and Africa, and defeat blinding trachoma.

The Carter Center Inc. Announces Management Changes

The Carter Center Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Ambassador Mary Ann Peters as chief executive officer of The Carter Center, effective Sept. 2, 2014. In this position, Ambassador Peters will provide vision and leadership for The Carter Center, and will oversee all program implementation and operations. Ambassador Peters succeeds Dr. John Hardman, who has held the post since 1992. Ambassador Peters has been provost of the U.S. Naval War College since September 2008. Previously, she was dean of academics of the College of International and Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany.

The Carter Center Announces Board Changes

The Carter Center recently appointed 15 new members to the Board of Councilors, bringing its total membership to 244. Following is a list of the new members: Mark R. Bell II, Ph.D., Executive Vice Chairman, Brand Group Holdings; Sally and James Carter; Shan Cooper, Vice President and General Manager, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; Cynthia Day, President and CEO, Citizens Trust Bank; Karen Duckett, Owner and CEO, Duckett Design Group; Amy Edgy Ferber, Partner, Jones Day; Bahman Irvani, President, Granite Holdings; Katherine Kelley, President and CEO, Green Street Properties; Russ Lipari, President, Validus Group; Tommy Malone, Founder, Malone Law; Mike McCarthy, Principal, Shapiro Capital Management; Eddie Meyers, Georgia Regional President, PNC Financial Services Group; Ahmed Salama, CEO, Oriental Weavers USA; Robb Stanley, Principal, Stanley, Esrey & Buckley.

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