Bear Republic shakes up leadership team

Bear Republic Brewing Company co-founder Richard R. Norgrove will step down as CEO, the Northern California-based company announced Monday. Mr. Norgorve’s son, Richard G., will take over as the company’s chief executive.

In addition to the younger Norgrove’s transition into the CEO role, Bear Republic named long-time employee Peter Kruger as its new chief operating officer. He takes over for Richard G. Norgrove.

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Flowers elects McMullian as president and CEO

Amos Ryals McMullian Jr. has been elected president and chief executive officer of Flowers Foods, Inc. by the company’s board. He will succeed Allen L. Shiver, who intends to retire from the company and step down from the board of directors following Flowers’ annual meeting in May.

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Coca-Cola names new chief people officer

Lisa Chang has been named chief people officer for The Coca-Cola Co., effective March 1. In this role, Ms. Chang will oversee the company’s global human resources operations.

Ms. Chang joins Coca-Cola from AMB Group, L.L.C., where she was senior vice-president and chief human resources officer since 2014. AMB Group is the investment management and shared services arm of The Blank Family of Businesses, including AMB Sports & Entertainment, the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United FC, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, PGA TOUR Superstores, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, West Creek Ranch and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.

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