Ben Deutsch

Part-time Instructor, Advertising & Public Relations
Office: Journalism Building, Room 223-D

Ben Deutsch retired from The Coca-Cola Company in December 2017 after a 25-year career, the last 11 years of which he served as Vice President, Corporate Communications. In this global leadership role, Deutsch was responsible for external and internal communications for the world’s largest beverage company.

Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Deutsch worked at the public relations firms of Shandwick USA in Bloomington, Minn., and Wells & Miller in Minneapolis. He also was a sports reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.

Currently, Deutsch serves on the advisory boards of BoxLock, a start-up security solutions company, and Own the Room, an interactive communications training organization.

Deutsch also serves on the Board of Directors of Extra Special People, which creates transformational experiences for people with disabilities and their families; Covenant House Georgia, which supports homeless and trafficked youth; the Posse Foundation-Atlanta, which recruits, trains and connects dynamic high school students from diverse backgrounds with top colleges and universities; and the HAVE Foundation, which provides quality education for the children of the Agalta Valley of Honduras.

He is a graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and holds an Executive Master of Science degree in sport business from Temple University. Deutsch and his wife, Karen, have two adult children and reside in Dunwoody, Georgia.



Office: Journalism Building, Room 223-D