Anne Cox Chambers
Anne Cox Chambers is Chairman of Atlanta Newspapers, Inc. and Director of Cox Enterprises Inc. Ambassador Chambers served as Director of The Coca-Cola Company from 1981-1991 and the Bank of the South from 1977-1982. She was the US Ambassador to Belgium from 1977-1981.
Currently, she is a Director of the American Society of the French Legion of Honor, the American Advisory Board of the Pasteur Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, Cities in Schools, The High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Friends of Art and Preservation in Embassies. Ambassador Chambers also serves as a Trustee of the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art, the National Committee of the Whitney Museum, the Council of American Ambassadors and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Presently, she is a Board member of the French American Foundation and the President of the American Friends of the International Lyric Art Festival of Aix-en-Provence.
Her interest in the business community was recognized when, in 1973, she was appointed to the Board of the Fulton National Bank—the first woman in Atlanta to become a bank director. She was also the first woman to serve on the Board of Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
Ambassador Chambers has received numerous honorary degrees and awards, including the Officier de la Legion d’Honneur, l’Order de la Couronne presented by King Baudoin of Belgium and the YMCA’s 1985 Women of Achievement Award.