Mr. John Carter brings more than 35 years of experience in higher education foundation work, alumni relations, and organization restructuring.
In 2013, Carter retired from the Georgia Tech community, having served 14 years as president and chief operating officer of the Georgia Tech Foundation and 16 years as vice president and executive director of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. In those capacities, Carter was responsible for overseeing the policies, programs, and services of the foundation and coordinating the activities with Georgia Tech, particularly with the office of the president, the alumni and athletic associations, and the fundraising staff and consultants.
During his tenure with the Georgia Tech Foundation, Carter had responsibility for all administrative functions, included managing board committees; investing $1.6 billion in assets and real estate; maintaining the alumni data information system; overseeing financial reporting and banking relationships; managing foundation legal issues; as well as donor stewardship and foundation governance. He also oversaw a reorganization of the foundation, including revamping governance policies and procedures, board committee structure and responsibility, memorandums of understandings between the foundation and university governing boards.
Carter is a former board member and treasurer of CASE; in 2012, Mr. Carter received the CASE Commonfund Award for outstanding service to the foundation profession. In 2013, he received the Georgia Institute of Technology Alumni Service Award, the highest award given by the Institute to an alumnus.
Carter has a bachelor’s of industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a trustee of the Georgia Tech Foundation, director of the College of Charleston Foundation, and trustee of the John & Mary Franklin Foundation.