The Coca-Cola Company today announced the election of Monica Howard Douglas as senior vice president and general counsel.
Douglas is a 17-year veteran of the company who most recently served as chief compliance officer and associate general counsel for the North America operating unit. In her new role, Douglas will oversee the company’s global legal function, reporting to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.
Douglas joined Coca-Cola in 2004 as senior managing counsel. She went on to hold roles of increasing responsibility, including as legal director for Coca-Cola Southern and East Africa, before being named general counsel for Coca-Cola North America in 2018.
“Monica is an outstanding legal leader who has deep experience working across our company and system,” Quincey said. “She will oversee the continued evolution of the legal function at the company while also serving as a valued voice in helping lead our overall business.”
Prior to Coca-Cola, Douglas was an attorney with Equifax and an associate at Troutman Sanders LLP, now known as Troutman Pepper LLP, both in Atlanta.
She is member of the board of directors for VICI Properties Inc., Junior Achievement USA and Cool Girls Inc. Douglas, 48, earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Stanford University.
Douglas succeeds Bradley Gayton. Her role is effective immediately.