Julie Hamilton, Coca-Cola Foundation

TITLE:  Senior Vice President, Chief Customer and Commercial Leadership Officer

FOCUS AREAS: Women's entrepreneurship, safe water, health & well-being, environment, fitness and active lifestyles, community recycling, education

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PROFILE: Julie Hamilton has been with Coca-Cola Company since 1996 and has held a variety of positions. She's currently Coca-Cola’s senior vice president and chief customer and commercial leadership officer. The company announced her move into this position in December 2014 and she assumed the job in April 2015. She previously worked as CEO Muhtar Kent’s executive assistant.

Hamilton studied at London’s Imperial College of Science & Economics and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and marketing from the University of Missouri.

According to Hamilton’s Coca-Cola bio:

Julie Hamilton is Chief Customer and Commercial Leadership Officer of The Coca-Cola Company. Previously she served as Executive Assistant to Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent and before that as President of the Global Wal-Mart Group, responsible for leading Coca-Cola's relationship with Wal-Mart around the world.

Julie joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1996 and has held a variety of sales, marketing and operational positions including Group Vice President North America Wal-Mart Team, Vice President Global Customer Development, Group Director for Global On-Premise Customers, Director of Franchise Sales & Marketing-Northwest US Region, Group Manager for the Worldwide Marketing Partnership with Blockbuster and Brand Development Manager of Still Beverages.

Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Julie worked for Anheuser-Busch where she held positions in marketing and domestic/international beverage sales.

Julie grew up in Genoa, Italy, Seattle and St. Louis. She attended high school in LeMans, France, studied at Vanderbilt University and London's Imperial College of Science & Economics and graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism.

Currently, Julie serves on the boards of the Network of Executive Women in Retail, Children's Miracle Network and SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise). As a champion of women in business, she also served as President of the Coca-Cola Women's Forum from 2005-2007 and continues to mentor fellow associates and youth in the community.