Honorary Co-Chair Andrew Young, former UN ambassador, was part of the inception of the civil rights movement, and served as a top aide to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Previously vice president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He currently serves as chairman of Goodworks International, a specialty consulting group based in Atlanta, Georgia that provides strategic services to corporations and governments operating in the global economy. He is a member on the board of directors for numerous organizations, including Delta Airlines, Argus, Host Marriott Corporation, Archer Daniels Midland, Cox Communications, and Thomas Nelson Publishers. Ambassador Young is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and his awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many honorary degrees, as well as being named ambassador to the United Nations in 1977 by President Jimmy Carter. He served three terms in the US Congress and two terms as mayor of Atlanta. In 1996, Ambassador Young was named co-chairman of the Centennial Olympic Games, and presently serves on the board of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change.