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Clyde C. Tuggle

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Clyde C. Tuggle


Senior Vice President,
Chief Public Affairs and
Communications Officer

Clyde C. Tuggle is Senior Vice President, Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer, The Coca-Cola Company.

Mr. Tuggle joined the Company in 1989 in the Corporate Issues Communications department.  In 1992, he was named executive assistant to Roberto C. Goizueta, then Chairman, Board of Directors, and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, where he managed external affairs and communications for the Office of the Chairman.

In 1998, he transferred to the Company's Central European Division office in Vienna where he held a variety of positions, including director of Operations Development, deputy to the division president, and region manager for Austria.

In 2000, Mr. Tuggle returned to Atlanta as executive assistant to Chairman, Board of Directors, and Chief Executive Officer Doug Daft and was named vice president.

In 2003, he was elected a Senior Vice President and named director of Worldwide Public Affairs and Communications, and named to the Company's Executive Committee.  In 2005, he became president of the Russia, Ukraine & Belarus Business Unit.  In 2008, Mr. Tuggle was named Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Productivity.  In 2009, he was named Senior Vice President, Global Public Affairs and Communications, a position reporting directly to the Chairman, Board of Directors, and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company.

He holds a bachelor's degree in German Studies and Economics from Hamilton College and a Master of Divinity from Yale University.  He studied at the Ludwig-Maximillian Universität in Munich, Germany, and completed The Executive Program at the University of Virginia's Darden Business School.

Mr. Tuggle is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Agnes Scott College and a trustee of the Georgia Research Alliance.  He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse, the US Russia Business Council and the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Goizueta Business School Advisory Board and the Yale University International Advisory Board.  In 2013, Mr. Tuggle was elected a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow.

Updated June 17, 2014