M. Douglas (Doug) Ivester

Chariman of the Board

Woodruff Health Sciences Center


Deer Run Investments, LLC

Executive-at-Large Former CFO

The Coca Cola Company


Ivester is president and owner of Deer Run Investments. He served as the tenth chair of the board and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company from 1997 to 2000. He joined the company in 1979 as assistant controller and director of corporate auditing, then became the youngest vice president in the company's history in 1981. In 1985 he was elected CFO.

Born in New Holland, Georgia, Ivester graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia with a BBA, then joined the Atlanta office of Ernst and Ernst, leading its team for The Coca-Cola Company.

Elected to the Emory University Board of Trustees in 1998, he is also a member of the boards of directors of S1 Corporation, SunTrust Bank–Atlanta, SunTrust Banks of Georgia, and West Paces Hotels Group.