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Libby Saylor Wright

Chief Operating Officer

Women's Foodservice Forum

Chief Operating Officer

With more than 20 years marketing and innovation experience, Libby Saylor Wright is a senior executive that leverages her client and agency experience building business and brand strategies and tactics, and leading cross-functional teams to improve business results.

Libby’s most recent role was the Vice President of Strategy for the Kroger business unit at The Coca-Cola Company. In this role, Libby was responsible for providing strategic leadership to identify mutually beneficial short-term and long-term sales growth opportunities and driving Coca-Cola’s position as the most valued vendor. This included the development and ownership of the long-term strategic growth plan, the integration of company and customer data for improved decision making, and leading shopper innovation and experience, inclusive of Coca-Cola’s engagement in the e-commerce business at Kroger.

With a bias for leading with an understanding of consumer culture and trends, Libby has become proficient at developing strategies and in-market actions that link the requirements of consumers with the needs of the business.

Libby served in a number of roles with increasing responsibility during her 13 years with The Coca-Cola Company, including Portfolio Innovation Lead, Vice President of Marketing and Menu Innovation for The McDonald’s Division and Retail Sales Director. Given the ever-changing dynamics of the beverage industry, Libby was fortunate to support the development of three new organizations within The Coca-Cola Company; Shopper Marketing, Retail Sales and Portfolio Innovation.

In addition to her time at The Coca-Cola Company, Libby worked for two marketing agencies (PowerPact and Clarion / ARC Worldwide), The Pepsi-Cola Company and NationsBank / Bank of America.

Engaging with and on behalf of women in business has been a passion area for Libby as reflected in several of her speaking engagements and special projects, including the #breadwinnersproject and the Working Mother’s Mentor Podcast.

In addition to her professional experience, Libby serves the community in multiple capacities, including on the board of EWOE, as a career coach and volunteer for the Posse Foundation, as the President of the Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, a member of The Links, Incorporated and holding membership in several other service organizations.

Libby finds the balance of her corporate responsibilities and community engagement to be the best way to fulfill her many passions.

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