Therese Gearhart is president of the 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 Co. at its Atlanta headquarters in 1998, and over the past 17 years she has held the following positions: central region vice president, North America Food Service Division; vice president of marketing, North America Food Service Division; general manager, Central America; vice president for marketing, customer and commercial functions, Eurasia Africa; and president, Southern Africa Business Unit.
Therese also currently co-chairs the Global Women's Leadership Council for the company and serves on the board of directors for the Coca-Cola bottling company in Peru.
Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Therese held various positions in general management and marketing at Motorola and Black & Decker. Therese holds a bachelor of business administration from the University of Central Florida and a master'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.