During her 27 year tenure at The Coca-Cola Company, Bonnie has held various senior leadership roles in sales, marketing and management including: Senior Vice President, Global Customer & Channel Leadership; Vice President, Customer Strategy; Vice President, Southeast Area; Vice President, McDonald’s Account; and Assistant Vice President, Education Market. In 2003, Bonnie was given responsibility for a $1.6 billion portfolio of global customers, new business acquisition and the development of growth strategies for all key channels, working in close partnership with The Company’s franchised bottling partners around the world.
In January 2011, Bonnie accepted a special assignment to help The Company launch a new global initiative called “5 BY 20” that will enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women by 2020. This initiative aims to create more jobs and business expertise across the Company’s unparalleled value chain, with a focus on improving the capabilities of women who own or operate small businesses in developing countries. By growing the small business enterprises across their value chain, The Company intends to advance the economic well-being and sustainability of thousands of communities around the world.
A strong advocate for women in leadership, Bonnie was a founding member of The Company’s Global Advisory Councils for Customer and Commercial Leadership, Women’s Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility. Her appreciation and passion for the critical role of business around the world has made her an effective voice for successful, sustainable and ethical business practices. She is a frequent public speaker on this subject.
Bonnie graduated from Wheaton College (Illinois) in 1977 with a B.A. in Education and received her M.B.A. in General Management from Emory University in 1990. She currently serves on the board of directors of Cbeyond, Inc., as a trustee of Columbia Theological Seminary and on the board of advisors of the J. Dennis Hastert Center at Wheaton College. Throughout her career, she has also served on the boards of Gordon Foodservice, The Georgia Independent College Association, The Network of Executive Women, The March of Dimes, and the Wheaton College Board of Visitors. Bonnie and her husband, Steve, enjoy entertaining family and friends at their homes in Atlanta and Texas, playing golf together and serving in various leadership roles at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. They have one son, Daniel, who is married to the former Jessica Fry.