Lori George Billingsley Announces her exit from Coca-Cola Company

On February 27, 2022 by admin

Lori George Billingsley has given her notice that she will be retiring from the company on 31st March 2022.  She is the Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Coca-Cola Company (TCCC). In her current role, she is the leader of the company’s DEI Center of Excellence, with the mandate to engage a more global workforce and support a more inclusive culture to position the employees of the company to drive growth.

 An Alumni of Howard university Lori George Billingsley’s passion for diversity and inclusion goes back to her childhood in New Jersey where she grew up. Her mother and father, a minister, instilled in her a belief in the democracy of voices, ideas, and perspectives by bringing everyone to the table and hearing them out in order to solve a problem.

Prior to Heading Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Lori George Billingsley was the Vice President of Community and Stakeholder Relations for Coca-Cola North America. Lori has over 30 years of experience in Communications and Public relations. Lori has led her own public relations consultancy, LG Communications, was a vice president at Porter/Novelli, a leading public relations firm where she co-founded their Multicultural Communications and Alliance Building practices.

While addressing her team, Lori George Billingsley said “I will never walk away from the work of making our society more inclusive and equitable, but I am committed to finding new ways to share my insights and passion. I’ve always believed that our highest calling is to live our purpose.  Coca-Cola has given me that gift for two decades.  I am ever grateful and will always be a Coke Ambassador.”

Lori George Billingsley is expected to spend most of her time after retiring in ministry, public speaking, consulting, and board service. Coca-Cola will embark on a talent search to fill her position.

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