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Exit Interview: Gov. Deal leaving office with “a lot to be proud of”

As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Jan. 4, 2019

When Nathan Deal took the oath of office as Georgia’s 82nd governor on a snowy day in January 2011, the Great Recession had swollen the Peach State’s unemployment rate to 10.4 percent.

The state government’s “rainy-day” fund, reserves to use in case of emergency, was down to a dangerously low $116 million.

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Muhtar Kent and Sam Nunn prepare to cap their careers at Coke

Another chapter in the history of The Coca-Cola Co. is coming to a close.

Muhtar Kent, the company’s executive chairman and former CEO; and former Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Georgia), the company’s lead director for the past five years, will part ways with Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) at its upcoming annual meeting in April – marking the beginning of another chapter in leadership.