B.S. Journalism, 1972
Senior vice president and global head of human resources, The Coca-Cola Company.
Hall of Fame 2010
Cynthia McCague, JM 1972, is retiring as senior vice president and global head of human resources for The Coca-Cola Company. She has worked for Coca-Cola for over 28 years. Over the past six years, Cynthia has helped with the company’s path to sustainable growth and their goal to “double the business” by 2020 with a simultaneous $25 million reduction in cost for the Human Resources function. Prior to Coca-Cola, Cynthia worked in manufacturing and local government. She has worked on every continent and lived in six countries. Cynthia is truly a global executive–demonstrating an ability to lead and influence results across a wide range of cultures. She is a graduate of the University of Florida with a B.S. in Journalism and Communications. She is a special advisor to Human Resources 50–a community of senior HR executives from successful multi-national companies. Cynthia chairs the Shepherd Spinal Center Foundation Board and serves on the Corporate Leadership Council for the Global Fund for Women. In 2009, she was cited by Business to Business Magazine as one of ten “Women of Excellence.”