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Release date: Dec. 1, 2000
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Coca-Cola's Daft Elected To Emory University Board of Trustees

Douglas Daft, chief executive officer of The Coca-Cola Company, is among the four new members elected Nov. 9 to Emory University's 39-member governing board of trustees. Members are elected to eight-year terms.

The other new trustees are United Methodist Bishop Kenneth Carder of Jackson, Miss.; United Methodist lay minister and journalist Rhoda Peters of Louisville, Ky.; and United Methodist Bishop B. Michael Watson. At the same meeting, Ben F. Johnson III moved from alumni trustee to term trustee and was elected chairman following the retirement of Bradley Currey. John Morgan, co-founder and vice president of INVESCO Capital Management, also moved from alumni trustee to a term position.

Daft, 57, was elected CEO of The Coca-Cola Company in February. He is the 11th chairman of Coca-Cola's board of directors. Daft joined the company in 1969 as planning officer in its Sydney, Australia, office. He spent time working in Coca-Cola's Far East divisions, working his way up to being named president of the Middle and Far East Group in 1995. In December 1999 he was named president and chief operating officer. Daft received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of New England and a post-graduate degree in business administration from the University of New South Wales.

Daft is a resident of Atlanta (30313).

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