Mr. John Carter was the chief operating officer of the Georgia Tech Foundation and served 16 years as vice president and executive director of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. In those capacities, Mr. 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, Mr. 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. Mr. Carter is a former board member and treasurer of CASE; in 2012, he 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. Mr. Carter is a trustee of the Georgia Tech Foundation, director of the College of Charleston Foundation, and trustee of the John & Mary Franklin Foundation.
Mr. Carter earned his BA from the Georgia Institute of Technology.