Therese Gearhart is the President of Coca-Cola Latin Center Business Unit responsible for 31 countries across the Caribbean, Central America, Ecuador, and Colombia.
Therese brings 28 years of international experience in General Management, Marketing, and Sales. She joined The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta in 1998. In the past 17 years, she has held the following positions: North America Food Service Division as Central Region Vice President; North America Food Service Division as Vice President of Marketing; General Manager Central America; Eurasia Africa Vice President for Marketing, Customer, and Commercial functions encompassing 92 countries, and President of Southern Africa Business Unit responsible for countries across sub-Saharan Africa.
Therese also currently co-chairs the Global Womanâ€™s Leadership Council for the Company, and serves on the Board of Directorâ€™s for our Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Peru.
Prior to joining the Company, Therese held various positions in general management and marketing at Motorola, Inc. and Black and Decker Corporation. Therese holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Central Florida, and a masterâ€™s degree from the American Graduate School of International Management in Arizona.
Therese is the mother of three children: Taylor (18), Noah (16), and Paige (13). She is fortunate to have been experiencing her amazing international career with her entire family, including her husband Chuck who is enjoying the full-time benefits of playing golf. In her spare time, Therese enjoys cooking for her family, reading, playing tennis, and spending time with family and friends.