A testament to her leadership within the community, Jones has received many honors from organizations ranging from the National Urban League and the Jackie Robinson Foundation to the Executive Leadership Council, National Women’s Research Alliance and the YWCA of Atlanta.
“Ingrid’s contributions to our Company and to the communities we serve worldwide cannot be overstated,” said Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company. “Simply put, she has been the heart and soul of Coca-Cola in the community for three decades. Her passion for serving and improving communities has made a profound difference in the world and taught us that we all possess the ability to transform the lives of others. We are deeply indebted to her incomparable legacy of service and we wish her all the best as she moves into the next phase of her life.”
The Coca-Cola Company also announced Lisa Borders will succeed Jones as Vice President of Global Community Connections and Chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation, effective May 1. Borders joins Coca-Cola after serving as President of the Grady Health Foundation – the philanthropic arm of Grady Health System – Georgia’s largest public hospital and Atlanta’s premier level I trauma center. As Foundation President, Borders led the Greater Grady capital campaign, a five-year, $325 million effort, and guided the system’s development efforts during the most important period in Grady’s history.
“I am excited to be joining a company that has played such a critical role in my hometown and around the world not only as a driver of economic growth but of social empowerment and philanthropic leadership,” said Borders. “I look forward to leading the work of The Coca-Cola Foundation and continuing its legacy of service to others.”
Borders has extensive experience leading a range of community-focused civic, philanthropic, business and political endeavors. Formerly, she served as President of the Atlanta City Council, Vice Mayor of Atlanta and Co-Chair of the transition team for Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. Her numerous Atlanta initiatives have included increasing the availability of affordable housing, uncovering transportation solutions and promoting neighborhood safety and preservation. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Duke University in Durham, N.C., and a Master of Science in Health Administration from the University of Colorado in Denver.