John Brock '70

John Brock,
Honorary Chair

Coca-Cola Enterprises is a top company not only in its own industry, but in the world of business. Last April, John Brock ’70 was chosen to lead this iconic powerhouse into the future. John says his leadership skills were honed early on at Georgia Tech as a member and officer of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.

Prior to taking over the reins at Coca-Cola Enterprises in April 2006, John was the cheif executive officer of InBev, the worlds largest beer brewer by volume. Prior to that, he was cheif operating officer of Cadbury Schweppes and chairman of Dr. Pepper/Seven-up Bottling Group. He was named Beverage Industry magazine’s Executive of the Year in 2000.

John also serves on the President’s Advisory Board for Georgia Tech and was named a recipient of Tech’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

John supports the upcoming capital campaign out of gratitude for the Kappa Deuteron Chapter. “If you had a good experience with the fraternity, as I did, and if you value it, giving something back so that opportunity can continue for others is the logical thing to do,” he says. Building a new house also “increases the chances of alumni wanting to get together to renew their ties, giving them a place of pride in which to do it.”

John notes that the Phi Sig house is simply not competitive with the other fraternities’ facilities at Georgia Tech. “It makes recruiting a challenge,” he points out. He adds, “If we want to continue to have the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity at Georgia Tech – and I know we all do – we need to make sure the physical house is competitive.”

Campaign Co-Chairs
Tom “Hoot” Gibson ’59
John “JR” Gilbreath ’84

Honorary Chair
John Brock ’70

Capital Campaign Coordinator
Shannon McCarthy ’92

Steering Committee
Tom Hughes ’59
Hoot Gibson ’59
Forrest Hibbard ’76
Mark Lassetter ’83
John Gilbreath ’84
Shannon McCarthy ’92
Tom Oliver ’92
Ed Gaile ’94
Dave Waters ’94
Jubal Gatwood ’96
Dirk Lamb ’02