Coke Exec Named Head of Diversity
ATLANTA (AP) _ Coca-Cola executive Juan D. Johnson, director of the company’s diversity strategies, has been appointed president of the new Diversity Leadership Academy of Atlanta.
Coke, which paid a record $192.5 million to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit, donated $1.5 million in November to establish the academy.
Charlene Crusoe-Ingram, a senior vice president for Coca-Cola North America, will succeed Johnson as director of the company’s diversity efforts.
Johnson, 43, will continue as a Coke vice president. His new position will include starting new diversity training centers around the country.
Also Monday, the academy announced its 45-member inaugural class.
It includes Fulton County Sheriff Jacquelyn Barrett; Milton Nix Jr., director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation; Allison Vulgamore, president of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; and Lisa Rossbacher, president of Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta.