Austin S. “Bo” Taylor is the Vice President of the Central Region for Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc. He is responsible for 25 franchised Coca-Cola territories operating in four states. On April 26, 2022, Taylor accepted the position of Senior Vice President, Central Region and Operational Transformation, effective August 1, 2022.
A native of Elizabethton, Tennessee, Bo graduated with a BS in Business Administration from The University of South Carolina and was a pitcher for the Gamecock Baseball Program.
Taylor began his career in 1985 with the Atlanta Coca-Cola Bottling Company (Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc./CCE) as a Relief Trainee and later advanced into several management positions. In 1990, he joined the privately held Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc. as the Sales Center Manager in Brunswick, Georgia. From 1992-1999, he served as the Savannah Sales Center Manager, WBSS Manager and the Coastal Division Manager. In 1999, he moved to Birmingham, Alabama as the Birmingham Division Vice President. In 2014, Bo was appointed to his current role as the Region Vice President.
Active in the community, he has served on numerous boards during his career including Hoover Athletic Association, Hoover Youth Sports Council, and Metro Baseball Inc. Bo currently sits on the Alabama Beverage Association Board of Directors and serves as Secretary of the Alabama Grocers Association.
Bo and his wife, Jana, are members of the Church of the Highlands. They have three sons, Alec, Sean, and Austin.