Howard alum Lori George Billingsley brings new vision of diversity to Coca-Cola

Lori George Billingsley has been named the new chief diversity and inclusion officer at The Coca-Cola Company. Her appointment took effect Monday, Oct. 1. A Howard University graduate and dynamic corporate executive, Billingsley will bring exceptional skills, experience and passion to her new role as she leads the company’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence, including the […]

Michelle Ebanks kicks off 20th Essence Festival in New Orleans

Essence Communications Inc. president, Michelle Ebanks, kicked off the 20th Essence Festival with an opening speech and acknowledged all the main sponsors for the event: Coca-Cola, Verizon, Procter and Gamble, Mc Donald’s and Ford Motor Co. Rev. Al Sharptonspoke from stage and said, “I cannot imagine being anywhere else for the Fourth of July weekend. […]

Lori George Billingsley of Coca-Cola on setting goals and the joy of work

Lori George Billingsley, vice president of community relations for Coca-Cola, has 25 years of public relations experience in developing and implementing breakthrough programs that meet organizational goals, target audience needs and produce results. In her current role, she oversees community giving and engagement for North America. Billingsley received her bachelor’s in public relations at Howard University and […]

Lori George Billingsley, VP of Community Relations Coca-Cola Refreshments

Lori George Billingsley is one of those people who can say something and the next thing you know, it will come to fruition. When her husband, Pastor Jeffery Billingsley, told her he was interested in moving his church to Atlanta, she told him, “If we move to Atlanta, I am going to work for Coca-Cola.” […]