Vice President — Lillian Rodríguez López

Lillian Rodríguez López is the new Vice President, Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations for the Coca - Cola Company. In this role, she is responsible for communicating and leveraging the KO brand with key industry stakeholders and ongoing communications and issues management in North America.

Lillian previously served as Director, Latin Affairs for the Coca - Cola Company helping to position KO as the leading corporate citizen in the U.S. Hispanic community by managing external relationships, communications and sponsorships. From 2004 – 2012, she served as President of the Hispanic Federation (HF), a non - profit membership organization of 100 Latino health and human service agencies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Her tenure at the organization was over16 years with seven years as its President. HF supports the Latino community through its non - profit network and has a service portfolio that included direct service programs, grant making, advocacy and public policy, and community education programs at the state and national level. The Federation flourished during her leadership resulting in the rebranding of the organization and the acquisition of a permanent home for the organization. She is highly respected by national and New York community and political leaders.

Prior to joining HF, she was employed in the health care industry at the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), a public benefit corporation which oversees New York City’s public health care system.

Prior to her departure from HF to join Coca - Cola, she was elected by Hispanic national community leaders to chair the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of the leading Hispanic nationa organizations focused on federal public policy. During her three year tenure, NHLA focused on Comprehensive Immigration Reform, the Affordable Care Act, Hispanic appointments within federal government among many other important policy issues, as well as strengthening its internal infrastructure and processes.

She also worked with various diversity councils at major corporations having served on the Nielsen, News Corporation and Comcast councils. For Comcast, she was selected to Chair the Hispanic Advisory Council following the negotiation of a Memorandum of Understanding with Hispanic leadership organizations during the federal merger review process. Her efforts have resulted in her being recognized by People en Espanol as one of the 25 Most Powerful Hispanic Women in the country in 2010 and as one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in the country in 2009. She was also selected the2007 Coors Hispanic Leader of the Year among many other recognitions. She currently serves on the boards of the Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, La Amistad, and the Hispanic Advisory Council of the Nielsen Corporation.

Ms. Rodríguez López has a B.A. in Communications with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism from Fordham University