A personal perspective from Craig Weatherup, Lead Director, Starbucks Corporation; Director, Macy's Inc.; Former Chairman and CEO, The Pepsi Bottling Group
In business today—and in life—the landscape is a minefield of challenges and shifting terrain. Craig Weatherup has demonstrated throughout his career that sustainable leadership requires agility in focusing on the end game while staying flexible in the game plan—all while holding true to your core values.
Weatherup served until January 2003 as the founding Chairman and CEO of The Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG). PBG is a Fortune 200 company with nearly $11 billion in revenue. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Macy’s Department Stores, Inc., Starbucks Coffee Company and The Arizona Nature Conservancy. He is also an active supporter of Arizona State University and past Chairman of The Arizona State University Board of Trustees.
Before joining PepsiCo, Craig worked in brand management for General Foods Corporation. A native of Syracuse, N.Y., he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Arizona State University. Craig and his wife, Connie, have three children and live in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the Adirondack Mountains of New York
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