The Coca-Cola Company Elects Three Officers and Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
Friday, April 28th, 2023
The Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola Company today announced the election of three new corporate officers, along with declaring the company’s regular quarterly dividend.
The dividend is 46 cents per common share and is payable July 3 to shareowners of record of the company as of the close of business June 16.
Corporate officers elected
Ellie May has been elected vice president and controller. She is joining the company May 1 and will succeed Kathy Loveless, who is retiring July 15 after a transition period. Loveless is stepping down after a 35-year career with the company. May joins Coca-Cola from Ernst & Young LLP, where she was an audit partner serving companies in the retail and consumer products industry for more than 20 years. May also spent time in EY’s National Accounting practice in New York and capital markets and audit practices in Europe. In these roles, she was responsible for overseeing the global audits of large multinational companies, supervising engagement teams, monitoring standard-setting activities, and developing EY’s interpretive guidance on the topic of revenue recognition. May is a CPA in Georgia, New York and Arkansas. She has a bachelor’s degree in international business from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Virginia.
Mark Harris has been elected vice president. Harris currently serves as deputy tax counsel and will become general tax counsel May 1, succeeding Bob Jordan. Jordan is retiring April 30 after a 29-year career with the company, including nearly 10 years in his current role. Harris has been with the company since 2006 and was promoted to deputy tax counsel earlier this year. Prior to Coca-Cola, Harris was with EY and, before that, the Office of the Chief Counsel of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Harris has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester, a juris doctor degree from Albany Law School and a master of laws degree from New York University.
Robin Halpern has been elected vice president. She leads investor relations and succeeds Tim Leveridge, who has taken a new role as chief financial officer for the company’s Europe operating unit. Halpern joined the company in 2020 from Wall Street, where she covered the consumer staples sector. She served as senior vice president and managing director at Bernstein Research, where she spent 10 years as the consumer sector strategist. She held similar roles at Barclays Capital, Lehman Brothers and UBS. Halpern holds a bachelor of science degree in commerce from the University of Virginia.