Special to Atmore News
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Business announced Gary Fayard is one of six business professionals for induction into the Alabama Business Hall of Fame.
The 2019 inductees will be honored in an evening celebration Thursday, November 7, at Haven in downtown Birmingham.
As chief financial officer and executive vice president of The Coca-Cola Co., Fayard helped the company double its revenues to more than $47 billion. Retiring in 2014 after 20 years of service, with 15 years in the CFO role, one of Fayard’s greatest accomplishments was leading the acquisition of Coca-Cola’s North American bottling and distribution business in 2010 for $12 billion.
Upon retirement, he established Stonewall Ridge Farm, a registered black Angus seedstock operation in Tennessee.
Fayard serves on the board of directors of Genuine Parts Co. and Monster Energy Corp. He is the past president of the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and served on the board of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
Through Fayard’s involvement with The Coca-Cola Foundation, UA was the first public institution to receive Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarships. He is a member of The University of Alabama President’s Cabinet and is on the board of visitors for UA’s Culverhouse College of Business.
He attended The University of Alabama where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Fayard is the son of the late Elam and Sarah Fayard. He is married to the former Nancy Shell, daughter of former Atmore Mayor Howard and Nannette Shell.
Fayard is a 1970 graduate of Escambia County High School.