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Kathleen Ciaramello
Kathleen was recently appointed President of Coca-Cola’s Refreshments National FoodService and On-Premise division. She has responsibility for all global, national and regional customers operating within the Foodservice and On-Premise channels of business in the United States. Prior to this Kathleen was East Zone Vice President for the FoodService/On-Premise division with responsibility for the 22 east coast states. In this role, Kathleen led a cross functional team to deliver unique solutions that delight guests and grow beverage profits for our FoodService and On-Premise customers.

Kathleen is also one of 12 inaugural members of the Coca-Cola Women’s Leadership Council sponsored by CEO, Muhtar Kent. The Women’s Leadership Council is a sustainable advisory organization designed to help the Company meet the global leadership demands of a rapidly changing marketplace by increasing the focus on the development and movement of women into leadership roles. In her role on the council, Kathleen led work that became the catalyst for the Flexible Work Arrangements rolled out in 2009 across Coca-Cola North America and Corporate. Kathleen also leads the Diversity and Inclusion Council for the Southeast Region of Coca-Cola Refreshments.

In 1985, Kathleen joined The Coca-Cola Company’s North America FoodService unit, serving in various account management roles in New Jersey, Boston, St. Louis and Atlanta. She became director of Leisure Marketing in 1997, group director of Leisure and Strategic Alliances in 2000, and Vice President, Strategic Alliances in 2001. From October 2006 to May 2009 she was Group Vice President of Strategic Partnership Marketing. In that role, she was responsible for the sales and marketing of the Company’s strategic partnerships such as on-site, travel, cinemas, and theme parks.

Kathleen fights hunger as the Co-Vice Chair of the advisory board for the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s “Atlanta’s Table”, supports the Georgia Restaurant and Foodservice Industries as a member of the Georgia Restaurant Association Board of Directors and is engaged in building strong communities as a member of the YMCA Metro Atlanta Board of Directors. Kathleen was a 2008 Recipient of "25 WOW Women to Watch" Award (Bloomingdale’s and Uptown Scoop). Kathleen was inducted into the ShowEast Hall of Fame in October, 2011, a tribute given to a select group of individuals who have served the motion picture industry with great distinction. She was also awarded the 2011 GRACE Award, Industry Partner of the Year, for her exemplary contributions to Georgia’s prolific restaurant industry.

A native of Massachusetts, Kathleen has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Boston College.

Kathleen and her husband, Paul, live in Atlanta with their two children.