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Coca-Cola Names New Chief D&I Officer

Coca-Cola Names New Chief D&I Officer

Lori George Billingsley has been named the new Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at The Coca-Cola Company. In her new role, she’ll be tasked with leading the company’s global diversity and inclusion center of excellence, including the diversity, inclusion, and workplace fairness teams for Coca-Cola North America. Since 2002, Billingsley has held multiple community, communication, and shareowner affairs roles within both the corporate and Coca-Cola North America public affairs and communications divisions. She most recently served as the VP of Community Relations for Coca-Cola North America, where she oversaw community giving, engagement, and volunteerism. Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Billingsley was a VP at Porter Novelli in DC and also founded her own consulting firm, LG Communications. She serves on several boards, including the Board of Directors of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Inc., ColorComm, NAACP Foundation, and more. The Howard University graduate, who also has a Master’s from American University, began her career in government as a Senior Public Affairs Specialist at the Office of Human Rights and Minority Business in DC. More here.

They Escaped Slavery, Now They Are Threatened with Deportation. Kamala Harris, Bennie Thompson, and Joyce Beatty Are Trying to Stop It.

They Escaped Slavery, Now They Are Threatened with Deportation. Kamala Harris, Bennie Thompson, and Joyce Beatty Are Trying to Stop It.

Ajit Pai’s FCC Tells Court it Has No “Legal Authority” to Impose Net Neutrality Rules

Ajit Pai’s FCC Tells Court it Has No “Legal Authority” to Impose Net Neutrality Rules