Stuart Kronauge

Business Unit President, USA Operations and Senior Vice President, Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Stuart Kronauge is President of USA Operations and Senior Vice President of Marketing for Coca-Cola North America.

Kronauge leads the strategic management of The Coca-Cola Company’s largest brands. She also oversees our National Retail Sales, Franchise and Commercial Leadership organizations, which drive the execution of our brand strategies with our customers and bottling partners across the United States.

Under Kronauge’s leadership, USA Operations has been instrumental in developing winning brand strategies and marketing campaigns across our company’s total beverage portfolio, including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, FANTA, POWERADE, DASANI, vitaminwater, smartwater and Gold Peak.  

USA Operations’ mission is to gain more drinkers for our wide variety of beverages while delivering profitable, sustainable growth for The Coca-Cola Company and its partners. This includes identifying innovative ways to tell our brand stories and create shared value for our consumers, customers and communities.

Prior to her current role, she was senior vice president of National Customer Marketing. She was responsible for driving mutual, sustainable growth for customers and brands by delivering differentiated value, world-class customer marketing, category management and innovative delivery systems.  

Kronauge has nearly 20 years of sales, marketing and strategy experience. During her tenure at Coca-Cola, she has held roles of increasing leadership responsibility, including senior vice president, Sparkling Beverages and vice president of the Walmart and Sam’s Club U.S. total beverage business.

In addition, Kronauge serves as co-chair for the Global Women’s Leadership Council, an executive leadership group dedicated to the advancement of women at The Coca-Cola Company. She also serves as committee co-chair for the 2016-2017 corporate campaign for the Woodruff Arts Center. She is on the board of directors of the American Beverage Association.

Kronauge is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kronauge and her husband, Kurt, live in Atlanta with their two daughters and three dogs.