Chief Commercial Officer, Diageo
Julie M. Hamilton is the Global Chief Customer and Commercial Leadership Officer and Senior Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company. In this role she works closely with and support the Company’s global customer partners while building commercial strategies and customer capabilities across the global system. Julie brings a deep appreciation and understanding of the Company’s global customers and the strategies that must be executed in the market every day to ensure that the Company’s customers, bottling partners and the Company itself all thrive and grow.
Prior to this role, she was Chief of Staff to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company. Previously, she was President Global Wal-Mart Group and was responsible for leading Coca-Cola’s relationship with Wal-Mart, the Company’s largest customer.
Julie joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1996 and has held a variety of sales, marketing and operational positions including Group Vice President North America Walmart Team, Vice President Global Customer Development, Group Director for Global On-Premise Customers, Director of Marketing in the North America Retail Division, Group Manager for the Worldwide Marketing Partnership with Blockbuster and Brand Development Manager of Still Beverages.
Before joining Coca-Cola, Julie worked for Anheuser-Busch where she held positions in marketing and domestic/international beverage sales.
Julie grew up in Genoa, Italy, Seattle and St. Louis. She attended high school in LeMans, France, studied at Vanderbilt University and London’s Imperial College of Science & Economics and graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism.
Currently, Julie serves on the boards of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Network of Executive Women in Retail, Enactus and LEAD Advisory Board. As a champion of women in business, she served as President of the Coca-Cola Women’s Forum from 2005-2007 and continues to mentors fellow associates and youth in the community.
She and her husband John reside in Atlanta, Georgia and have a son, Shawn.