Coca-Cola’s Monica Howard Douglas Joins Junior Achievement USA Board of Directors - Press Releases | Junior Achievement USA

« Back

Coca-Cola’s Monica Howard Douglas Joins Junior Achievement USA Board of Directors

Coca-Cola’s Monica Howard Douglas Joins Junior Achievement USA Board of Directors

Junior Achievement USA (JA) announced today that Monica Howard Douglas, General Counsel for Coca-Cola North America, has joined the Junior Achievement USA Board of Directors.

After earning her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from Stanford Law School, Monica Howard Douglas began her legal career as a judicial law clerk for Damon J Keith on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals of the United States.  She later joined the law firm of Troutman Sanders where she was an associate in the corporate practice group and then subsequently gained in-house experience as a generalist at the Atlanta based Equifax Corporation.  Monica joined The Coca-Cola Company in 2004 as Marketing and Supply Chain Counsel for North America.  She then had the unique opportunity to play a role in supporting the largest vertical integration in North American history when The Coca-Cola Company acquired its largest bottler, Coca-Cola Enterprises, in 2010.  The result was the creation of an integrated operating Company, Coca-Cola Refreshments, which housed the product supply and customer care businesses that Monica supported as Vice President and Senior Managing Counsel.  In 2013, Monica seized the opportunity move to Johannesburg South Africa where she served as the Legal Director for the Southern and East Africa Business Unit that included 24 countries in Southern, East and Central Africa.   After spending four years in South Africa, Monica returned to The Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta where she currently serves as the General Counsel of North America.

Monica has maintained a passion for serving the public interest throughout her career.   During her time in law school, she helped charter the Stanford Chapter of Street Law where she actively promoted the rights of incarcerated juveniles.  Monica continued to show her passion for helping the underserved community by serving on the Board of Directors of CASA (Child Appointed Special Advocates) in 2000 and volunteering as a Big Sister as part of the Big Brother, Big Sister Program in 2002.  In addition, she currently serves on the Board of Cool Girls, Inc. and oversees The Coca-Cola Company Pro Bono committee that is mandated with providing continuous support to the local community. 

"We are looking forward to working with Mrs. Howard Douglas in the months and years ahead," said Jack Kosakowski, President and CEO of Junior Achievement USA. "Her professional and non-profit experience, as well as her passion and dedication for helping young people, will be tremendously valuable in helping JA advance its mission."

About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 4.8 million students per year in 109 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.2 million students served by operations in 100 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.

Media Contacts:

Ed Grocholski
Junior Achievement USA®
(719) 540-6165
ed.grocholski@ja.org
@JA_USA

  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

Get Involved with Junior Achievement!

If you would like to volunteer, request a program, or volunteer with JA,
please reach out to a JA near you!