March 22, 2013
A consumer strategist and evangelist for values-based leadership, Jeff Dunn has led companies large and small to growth through brand and marketing innovation. Dunn, a Terry College alumnus, is currently president and CEO of Bolthouse Farms, a California-based health and wellness company that provides consumers with fresh, healthy food and beverage products. Bolthouse Farms has earned a position of market leadership thanks to a legacy of innovation and a strong commitment to making healthy foods and beverages more accessible, available and affordable. The company is currently North America’s leading processor and marketer of fresh carrots, as well as the leading provider of super-premium juice, smoothies and salad dressings.
Dunn has spent more than 25 years in increasing general management roles at world class branded companies—22 of which were at The Coca-Cola Company, most recently serving as president of Coca-Cola North America. Under his leadership, Coca-Cola North America reached its all-time total beverage market share by launching a portfolio of new brand innovations including Simply Orange, Dasani, Coke Zero, Sprite Zero, Vanilla Coke and the Fridge Pack.
Dunn earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Pepperdine University. He has two sons and lives in Bakersfield, CA, and Los Angeles with his wife, Jessica.