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Archon Kevin L. Buncum
Kevin L. Buncum

A native of Johns Island, South Carolina, Archon Kelvin L. Buncum is vice president and general manager of the Pepsi Bottling Group of Atlanta/North Georgia Division. In this capacity, he oversees nine distribution centers to include one producing facility, in Atlanta, with a sizable employee population. His local team has the sole responsibility for the production, marketing, sales and distribution of Pepsi products in Middle and North Georgia.

Over the past twenty-five years, Archon Buncum has worked for the Digital Equipment Corp., AT&T Bell Laboratories, Northern Telecom and Joyner Communications. With these companies, he held leadership roles in the areas of product development, marketing, sales management, applications planning and general management. He is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and Harvard Business School.

Since moving to Atlanta with Pamela, his Archousa of twenty-two years, and their two boys, Kelvin has become involved in trade organizations that support his industry. He is the former chairman of the Georgia Beverage Association and a member of the board of directors for Safe America Foundation, the APEX Museum and the Warrick Dunn Foundation. He has also been a member of the Hughes-Spalding Children’s Hospital Advisory Board and the Georgia Food Industry Association board of directors.

Being civic-minded, he has fostered a close partnership with several community-based organizations, most notably the Concerned Black Clergy of Atlanta. Together Pepsi and the Concerned Black Clergy of Atlanta offer annual scholarships in the amount of $25,000 to deserving youths from the Atlanta area. Archon Buncum and his family are members of Cascade United Methodist Church, where he teaches Sunday school to high-school students.

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