Brian Wynne ’86 CLAS (Communication)
Brian Wynne is Senior Vice President for The Coca-Cola Company. He has worked in the Coca-Cola System for 25 years, and currently has responsibility for the development and implementation of the strategic plan for the North American division of The Coca-Cola Company. In addition, Brian has responsibility for the Company’s U.S. franchise bottler relationships and the transformation/evolution of its U.S. business model.
Brian is a 1986 graduate of Villanova, earning a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts. His respect for his Villanova education has made a tremendous impact on the University and its students. He is a member of the Villanova University President’s Leadership Circle, an advisory group created to assist the President with strategic plan-related initiatives. Brian was instrumental in bringing Coca Cola’s “First Generation Scholars” scholarship program to Villanova. Currently 10 University students are being supported through that program. Villanova is one of only five Coke “partner schools” on the East Coast in its management training program—institutions to which the company sends recruiters to interview on campus.
Brian also serves on the board of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and is active in Special Olympics Georgia. Prior his current role with Coca-Cola North America Group, Brian served as President of the U.S. Still Beverage Unit, which is comprised of the Company’s non-carbonated brands in the juice, sports drink, water, tea and energy categories. In that role Brian oversaw the brand marketing and strategy for several billion-dollar brands, including: PowerAde®, vitaminwater®, Minute Maid®, Simply® and Dasani®.
Prior to that, Brian was Vice President and General Manager for the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler, Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), where he was responsible for all Eastern U.S. business operations. Brian served as Vice President of Business Development and Chief Revenue Officer for North America, where he was responsible for business planning, marketing operations and pricing strategy.
Brian also served as CCE's Vice President of North American Human Resources, where he helped design and implement a new North American operating model. From 2000-2005, Brian was Vice President and General Manager of the New York/New Jersey division.
Brian told Villanova Magazine in 2010 that his Villanova education set him on the path to success. He said, “You gain solid values, receive a great education, develop a practical approach to your career and gain a belief and confidence in yourself and your future.”