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May 2024 Connections

36th Annual Coca-Cola Scholars Banquet

We celebrated the 2024 class of Coke Scholars with keynote speaker Carla Harris on April 25, 2024! The evening featured a special live orchestral performance and video produced and performed by Scholar alumni. Read banquet remarks from CCSF President Jane Hopkins.

Pictured with the 2024 class of Coke Scholars:

T. Martin Williams, CCSF Board Vice Chair and SVP & CFO, Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Works;
Honored Guest Carla Harris, Senior Client Advisor, Morgan Stanley;
Jennifer Mann, EVP & President, North America Operating Unit for The Coca‑Cola Company;
John Murphy, President & CFO, The Coca-Cola Company;
Kirk Tyler, CCSF Board Chair and Chairman, Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company;
Lisa Chang, CCSF Board Member and EVP & Global Chief People Officer, The Coca‑Cola Company;
Pamela Stewart, Chief Customer Officer, Retail, North America Operating Unit, The Coca-Cola Company; and
Jane Hale Hopkins, President, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Leadership Development Institute Facilitators

During Coca-Cola Scholars Weekend, the Scholar alumni Leadership Development Institute team facilitated leadership coaching and personal development for the 2024 Coca-Cola Scholars on Friday and Saturday.

Coke Scholar alumni facilitators included Tracy Adams (1990), Elizabeth Aremu (2010), Eric Armbrecht (1991), Roberta Capp (1999), Charles Chang (1999), Madi Edgar (2013), Laura Froyen (2002), Geraldine Haile (2004), Elizabeth Howell (1996), Ishan Johnson (2001), Jenny  Kim (2009), Tekay King (1989), Craig Kreinbihl (2005), Sandra Lee (1993), Victor Lopez (2009), Samantha Miller (2004), Yosh Miller (2005), Rosita Najmi (2000), Natalie Neumann (2005), Martel Neville (1999), Ben  Obomanu (2002), Justin Pasquariello (1997), Bryan Rodriguez (2014), Santoria Sawyer (2010), Jordan Scarboro (2005), Ben  Schafer (2015), Michael Solomon (1992), Luis  Sotelo (2007), Nina Srivastava (2014), and LaKeisha Williams (1998).

Coke Scholar Meet Ups

Matt Cheney (2001) is a coach in the Coke Scholar Coaching Program and met up with one his coachees, Enzo D’amato (2023).
Kevin Shen (2000) met up with Nilofer Rajpurkar (2013) while she was visiting London.
Rita Ng (1996) enjoyed a nostalgic visit with the CCSF staff at The Coca-Cola Company Headquarters while she was in town for a conference.