Posted by William A. Nunnelley on 2007-08-29

Mary Page Platerink, director of Strategy for Global Customer & Commercial Leadership at The Coca-Cola Company, will speak to the Samford Business Network meeting in Atlanta, Ga., Friday, Sept. 7.

The luncheon meeting will be at Coca-Cola Headquarters at 12 noon. The luncheon is a free event, but advance registration is required through or by calling 205 726-2364.

Platerink manages the Coca-Cola System's global relationship with its top 22 customers and is responsible for the development of Global Customer & Commercial leadership three-year strategic and annual plans. The company has operations in more than 192 countries worldwide.

In addition to the Platerink talk, luncheon attendees will be able to meet key corporate leaders from Northern Ireland, who will be in Atlanta for their fall trade mission. The Northern Ireland business leaders will be special guests of the network meeting.

The Samford Business Network chapter in Atlanta meets quarterly, as do its counterparts in Birmingham and Nashville, Tenn. Samford alumni and business professionals are invited to attend.