Robert W.Coggin

Bob spent his early years in the Sargent, GA and Handy communities. He attended Western High School and Alabama Christian College. He also completed the Executive MBA Program at the Kellogg Business School.

 

Bob enjoyed a 42 year career with Delta Airlines which began when he was hired as a Ramp Service Agent in April of 1956. Bob retired from Delta in May of 1998. At the time of his retirement he was Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, Planning and Technology. In this role he was responsible for Delta’s expansion with a strong emphasis on international growth and partnerships with International airlines.

 

In June of 1998, Bob formed a successful Travel & Transportation Consulting practice with a lot of emphasis on technology in the travel industry. Priceline.com was one ofBb’s first and most successful clients.

After 9/11 Consulting in the travel industry disappeared and Bob accepted a position as EX VP in the Travel Distribution Division of Cendant which later became Travelport. Bob was later promoted to Vice Chairman of Travelport. Bob retired from Travelport in September 2011.

 

Bob has been very involved in community activates and has served on several community Boards including the University of West Georgia Newnan Advisory Board, the Samaritan Clinic Board, the Boys and Girls Club and the Newnan­ Coweta Chamber of Commerce.

 

Bob has been very involved with the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl having joined the Board of Directors in 1995 and becoming Chairman of the Board in 1997 and l998.

Flying High Over the Cotton Field

The book describes my life and how my work ethic, creativity and dependability allowed me to go from plowuing “Cotton Fields” to Ex VP Sales/Marketing and Technology at Delta Airlines. I also describe my career after Delta

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