Bob Jeffrey and Douglas Nelson Join CDC Foundation Board of Directors

ATLANTA - Bob Jeffrey, chairman and CEO of JWT Worldwide, and Douglas W. Nelson, president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, have each been elected to serve a five-year term on the board of directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation.

Bob Jeffrey is the chairman and CEO of JWT, a global advertising network comprised of 9,600 employees in more than 300 offices across 89 countries. JWT works with such blue-chip clients as Ford, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson and HSBC. Jeffrey took the worldwide reins of JWT in 2004, after having served as president of JWT North America for three years and before that, president of JWT’s flagship New York office for three years.

Doug Nelson is president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a member of its Board of Trustees. He is one of the nation’s leading advocates for children and one of the country’s foremost experts on policies and community-based responses to improve the lives of at-risk children and their families. Since assuming the presidency in 1990, he has led Casey through an innovative transformation of the organization – building it from a moderately sized regional institution providing foster care services to disadvantaged children to one of the nation’s most influential and respected large foundations.

“Bob and Doug bring to the board the experience, expertise and perspective of extraordinary careers,” says Phil Jacobs, CDC Foundation board chair. “I am particularly excited about Bob’s global perspective and Doug’s policy experience around populations in need.”


Established by Congress, the CDC Foundation helps CDC do more, faster, by forging effective partnerships between CDC and corporations, foundations, organizations and individuals to fight threats to health and safety. The Foundation currently manages approximately 200 programs in the United States and in countries around the world. Each of our programs involves a talented team of experts at CDC and at least one outside funding partner.