ATLANTA — The Coca-Cola Co. on Thursday announced that its board of directors elected Kathy N. Waller as EVP and CFO, effective immediately. Waller is replacing Gary Fayard, who is retiring after 20 years with the company.
Waller most recently served as VP, Finance and Controller. She joined the company in 1987 as a senior accountant in the accounting research department and went on to assume roles of increasing responsibility. In addition to her role in finance, Waller leads the company's Women's Leadership Council. She also serves on the advisory board of Catalyst, a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide more opportunities for women and business.
Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Waller worked for Deloitte. She received her bachelor's and MBA degrees from the University of Rochester in New York and is a certified public accountant.
The board also elected Larry M. Mark, Mark Randazza, Dr. Wamwari Waichungo, Ronald J. Lewis and Jos Wellekens as vice presidents of the company, effective immediately.