Lisa Borders Named to Succeed Jones
ATLANTA, Feb. 19, 2013 – The
Ingrid Saunders Jones
Ingrid Saunders Jones
During her three-decade
“Over the past 30 years, I have been grateful to work for a company that commits the talent and time of its employees and its philanthropic dollars to issues and organizations that empower and enhance the lives of others,” said Jones. “I’m proud of the work of the Foundation and believe deeply in the people and communities we’ve served around the world. I am fortunate to have worked with extraordinary leaders, community supporters and caring and committed associates.”
Jones’ community and leadership accomplishments are many. They include chairing a number of notable national and local organizations such as the United Way of Metro Atlanta, the Woodruff Arts Center, National Black Arts Festival, and The Carter Center Board of Advisors. In addition, she serves or has served on the board of organizations such as Clark Atlanta University, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the Ohio State University President’s Council on Women, Girl Scouts of the USA, The
A testament to her leadership within the community, Jones has received many honors from organizations ranging from the National Urban League and the Jackie Robinson Foundation to the Executive Leadership Council, National Women’s Research Alliance and the YWCA of Atlanta.
“Ingrid’s contributions to our Company and to the communities we serve worldwide cannot be overstated,” said Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO, The
Borders has extensive experience leading a range of community-focused civic, philanthropic, business and political endeavors. Formerly, she served as President of the Atlanta City Council, Vice Mayor of Atlanta and Co-Chair of the transition team for Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. Her numerous Atlanta initiatives have included increasing the availability of affordable housing, uncovering transportation solutions and promoting neighborhood safety and preservation. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Duke University in Durham, N.C., and a Master of Science in Health Administration from the University of Colorado in Denver.
A lifelong Atlanta resident, Borders has deep roots in the community. She is currently a trustee at The Westminster Schools, a board member at Clark Atlanta University, a member of the Board of Visitors and Board of Ethics at Emory University, and a board member of the Atlanta Downtown Community Improvement District (ADID).
“Lisa is an accomplished leader in all aspects of what we call the Golden Triangle – the partnership between civil society, business and government,” said Kent. “Her deep background in philanthropic giving, public service and corporate strategy brings to the Company the right combination of experience to lead our global community outreach. We welcome Lisa to the
Borders will report to Bea Perez, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, The
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