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Liz Blake Appointed Chair of Carter Center Board of Councilors

Feb. 9, 2016

ATLANTA….Liz Blake, retired senior vice president of Habitat for Humanity International, has been appointed chair of the Carter Center's Board of Councilors for 2016. The board comprises 239 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.

"Liz has demonstrated a sincere commitment to our mission since she joined the Board of Councilors in 2012," said Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters, Carter Center CEO. "We look forward to working even more closely with her in this new leadership role."
As Board of Councilors chair for 2016, Blake will follow outgoing chair Martha Brooks, board director of Bombardier, Jabil and CARE USA; and past chair Dennis Lockhart, president and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Blake is a graduate of Smith College and Columbia Law School. Beginning in 2006, Ms. Blake served as senior vice president — Advocacy, Government Affairs & General Counsel of Habitat for Humanity International and, since 2014, she has continued as a volunteer with focus on secure tenure and land rights. She serves as an advisor to C432 on job creation projects in the apparel, social services, and tourism sectors in Haiti. Prior to 2006, Ms. Blake was executive vice president and general counsel for US Airways, senior vice president and general counsel of Trizec Properties, vice president and general consul of GE Power Systems, and vice president and chief of staff of Cinergy Corp., now part of Duke Energy. Prior to that she was a partner with the Frost & Jacobs law firm in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ms. Blake is a director of Green Brick Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ) and of the Westside Future Fund. Ms. Blake serves on the boards of the International Women's Forum – Atlanta and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and is a past Chair of the Ohio Board of Regents.


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