The Coca-Cola Company has announced that senior VP of Global Community Connections and Chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation, Ingrid Saunders Jones, will retire after 30 years of distinguished service with the Company, effective June 1.
Jones joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1982 and has held roles of increasing responsibility around the Company’s corporate giving and community outreach. She has served as Chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation since 1991.
During her three-decade Coca-Cola career, Jones (pictured above) has led the transformation of the Company’s philanthropic outreach, growing a U.S.-focused program into a global campaign, which now includes water stewardship, active healthy living, community recycling and education programs worldwide.
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Under Jones’ leadership, The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded more than $500 million to thousands of community organizations worldwide.
“Over the past 30 years, I have been grateful to work for a company that commits the talent and time of its employees and its philanthropic dollars to issues and organizations that empower and enhance the lives of others,” said Jones.
The Coca-Cola Company also announced Lisa Borders will succeed Jones as VP of Global Community Connections and Chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation, effective May 1.
Borders joins Coca-Cola after serving as president of the Grady Health Foundation – the philanthropic arm of Grady Health System – Georgia’s public hospital and Atlanta’s premier level I trauma center.
Borders will report to Bea Perez, VP and chief sustainability officer, The Coca-Cola Company.