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Carl Ware, Executive Vice President, The Coca-Cola Co. Is Elected to Chevron Board


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SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31, 2001 -- Chevron Corp. today announced that Carl Ware, executive vice president of public affairs and administration for The Coca-Cola Co., has been elected to Chevron's Board of Directors.

In January 2000, Ware was appointed to his current position, in which he has operational responsibility for global communications, government relations, corporate external affairs and facilities management. Prior to that he served as president of the company's Africa group, with operational responsibility for nearly 50 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Ware, 57, joined The Coca-Cola Co. in 1974 as an urban and governmental affairs specialist. In 1979, he was named vice president of special markets for Coca-Cola USA and, in 1982, was elected vice president of urban affairs, responsible for the company's domestic and international external affairs and philanthropic programs. He was elected senior vice president in 1986. In 1991, Ware was named deputy group president, Northeast Europe/Africa group, based in London.

Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Co., Ware was director of housing for the Urban League of Pittsburgh. From 1970 to 1973, he served the Atlanta Housing Authority as director of family and community services and deputy director of urban redevelopment. In 1973, he was elected to the Atlanta City Council and served as its president from 1976 to 1979.

Born in Newnan, Ga., he earned a bachelor's degree from Clark College (Clark Atlanta University) and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He also is a graduate of the Harvard Business International Senior Management Program.

Ware is an active member of the Atlanta community. He has chaired The Metropolitan Atlanta United Way Campaign, raising $51 million for disadvantaged families in the Atlanta area. He currently heads a fund-raising campaign for the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of the executive committee of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and will become chairman of the chamber in 2002.

He serves as chairman of the board of trustees of Clark Atlanta University and also serves on several boards, including the Georgia Power Co., PGA TOUR Golf Course Properties, Inc., Southern Africa Enterprise Development Fund, Medical Education for South African Blacks, and The Africa-America Institute. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

With the addition of Ware, Chevron's Board of Directors consists of two employee directors and nine non-employee directors.

Updated: January 2001