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.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.