When it comes to college hoops, Chris King often has one of the best seats in the house. It's a perk of running alongside players as an NCAA men's basketball referee.
But when he’s not analyzing plays on the court, King is analyzing trends in consumer reporting as a project manager one of the Consumer Interaction Center at Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., where he has worked for 18 years.
Getting Court Time
Before he became a referee, King
On Sundays, when the Atlanta Falcons “Rise Up” in the Georgia Dome, it’s time for Mallory Meissner to do the same. Shimmering pom-poms in hand, a beaming smile on her face, adrenaline pumping through her veins, she cheers on her team before thousands of fans.
On Monday mornings, Meissner is back to work. But this time she’s headed to a different field: her “day job” at Coca-Cola headquarters, less than a mile from the Falcons' home turf.
Next month, Coca-Cola Great Britain Senior Customer Manager Jonathan McGowan will be ‘"out of office" for a slightly different reason. He’ll be taking on a 500-km bike ride across Madagascar to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
A few years ago, in a tragic turn of events, Jonathan's six-year-old son, George, was diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening illness. It was a dark time for the family, with endless late-night
By day, Henrique Platais works as a marketing analytics manager at Coca-Cola Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. And when he's off the clock, he can usually be found on the rugby field. In fact, he was one of only 14 rugby referees selected to officiate the action during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
But it wasn't about luck or coincidence. Platais has worked hard to achieve his dream. "In 2009, when it was announced that the Olympic Games would be held
As the leader of the Coca-Cola UEFA EURO 2016™ team, Manuel Berquet is a busy man. With the tournament kicking off on June 10, Manuel is focused on delivering Coca-Cola’s best-ever EURO activation. Football is not just a professional interest for Manuel; it’s his passion. For many years, he has coached at a Paris-based football club, Les Petits Anges (The Little Angels), and is now its president. We chatted with Manuel about his love of football,
During the day, Janine Berriedale-Johnson works on the Coca-Cola marketing team in London. Away from her desk, she changes into her alter ego, "Mimika Mayhem", to skate in the fastest, fiercest and craziest sport on eight wheels: roller derby.
With her team, the London Rockin' Rollers, she blocks, smashes and jams her way across the rink. Roller derby is a full-contact race on roller skates, played mostly by women. Its slam-bang action
Every year around this time, Kirsten Stimmel, who spends most of her days as a member of the Coca-Cola Global Assets Team, packs up her car with dozens of glittering high-heel shoes and drives to New Orleans to play an entirely different role: a muse.
More specifically, Stimmel is a member of the Krewe of Muses, a group of around 1,100 women who parade during the annual Mardi Gras festivities.
“I joke that it's my European vacation, Christmas
What’s your background?
I was born and raised on a small kibbutz in the Golan Heights, on the northern tip of Israel. After the Army, I moved to New York and attended The School of Visual Arts. I worked my way through school in an ad agency and as a photographer’s assistant. After school, I landed a role at The Arnell Group. They where my first choice (and first interview). I spent a year doing what all fresh designers do – working nights, weekends
Michele Brann may have the most adorable six-pack of
Coca-Cola products ever assembled. The content specialist comes
home every day to six foster puppies: Coca-Cola, Nos, Monster, Barq’s, Pibb and Fizz.
Brann is a foster volunteer for Angels Among Us, a
nonprofit charity dedicated to saving dogs and cats from high-kill shelters in
north Georgia. She grew up with rescue dogs as a kid and adopted one from
the Humane Society soon
Kim Liddle, manager of executive space planning, is passionate about both Coca-Cola and Africa. So when the opportunity came to serve as a peer collaborator for the Mandela
Washington Fellows hosted by Georgia State University, she quickly volunteered.
On a milestone birthday, Kim
had an epiphany. "I need to do more," she told herself. And do more she has, from becoming an organ
donor to advocating for wildlife conservation in Africa,