James B. Williams, 79, is a respected banking executive who has served as a Director of The Coca-Cola Company since 1979 and as Chairman of the Board’s Finance Committee since 1985. He is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SunTrust Banks, Inc., a position he held from 1991 to 1998. He also served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of SunTrust Banks, Inc. from 1998 to 2004.Williams’ role as Director with Coca-Cola has been a natural connection between the Company and the financial institution that financed the sale of the Company in 1919 and safeguarded the secret formula for Coca-Cola in an Atlanta vault for more than 80 years.
Donald R. Keough, Non-Executive Chairman Of The Board, Allen & Company Incorporated (Photo: Business Wire)
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