Jill Knoll began her career with
Jill’s passion for
My journey began years ago. I’ve always had a great passion for the environment and conservation of our natural resources. I was working for the #1 trademark in the world and remember thinking how can I bring this together into the perfect package. I knew
I decided to enroll in Virginia Tech’s Executive Master of Natural Resources program (XMNR) within the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability. The program included a 10-day international residency in the Yunnan Province of China where we networked with global partners to explore and help develop multi-scale strategies for global sustainability and sustainable forms of development. I knew
Through team projects, fieldwork, leadership, and negotiation of complex issues, the XMNR program helped me gain a better understanding of how I could support the partnership, and identify new areas of collaboration for
Our whirlwind China tour started in Shanghai with stops in Dali, Xizhou, Shangri-la, Wuxi, and back to Shanghai. Probably my proudest realization was - our trademark is huge; it’s influential. I was so proud to see
I watched women use our umbrellas for shade as they sewed clothing and shoes for their family.
Coca-Cola brings communities and families together. It’s more than just a name. It’s a global common denominator that creates happiness and makes people smile. It’s real. I had the pleasure of witnessing our brand at this level, even in the smallest villages where poverty is overwhelming. We have the influence to bring people together for the common good.
As proud as I was to see the impact of
Jill Knoll is Team Manager at The