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Coca-Cola Executive is Appointed to The Carter Center's Board of Councilors


CONTACT: Kay Torrance

ATLANTA....Ingrid Saunders Jones, a senior vice president of The Coca-Cola Company, has been appointed vice chair of the Carter Center's Board of Councilors. The board is comprised of 202 members who serve as a leadership advisory group that promotes understanding among opinion leaders and the broader community of The Carter Center and its activities.

"Since joining the Board of Councilors in 1996, Ms. Jones has demonstrated a real commitment to our mission," Carter Center Executive Director John Hardman said. "We look forward to working even more closely with her in this new leadership role."

In 2006, Ms. Jones is slated to chair the Board of Councilors, following current chair Paula Lawton Bevington, director of development at the Marcus Institute, and 2005 chair Frank Belatti, chairman and CEO of AFC Enterprises.

In her capacity as senior vice president of corporate external affairs, Ms. Jones directs the vision and involvement of The Coca-Cola Company in community, philanthropic, and civic affairs. She also leads the company's philanthropic commitment to education as chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation. In addition, Ms. Jones serves on the board of The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, which provides scholarships to high school students across the country.

Among her many civic engagements, Ms. Jones is a past chair of the board of directors of the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, and the National Black Arts Festival. She serves as a board member of Girls Inc., the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation, and the Woodruff Arts Center, and is a member of the Atlanta Rotary Club and the Society of International Business Fellows.


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. A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, the Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 65 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers to increase crop production. Please visit to learn more about The Carter Center.

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