ATLANTA (Dec. 7, 2009) – Kathleen Ciaramello has recently been appointed to vice president, East Region Foodservice and On-Premise division of Coca-Cola North America. In this capacity, Ciaramello will be responsible for leading and maintaining The Company’s partnerships with customers in 20 eastern states. Stefanie Miller, previously the Company’s global account director for strategic alliances, will take on Ciaramello’s former role, vice president, strategic alliances.
In 1985, Ciaramello joined The Coca-Cola Company’s North America Foodservice unit. Since then, she has served in various account management roles in New Jersey, Boston, St. Louis and Atlanta. She became director of leisure marketing in 1997, group director of leisure and strategic alliances in 2000, and vice president, strategic alliances in 2001.
“Kathleen has demonstrated her dedication to this company for nearly 25 years,” said Chris Lowe, president of Coca-Cola Foodservice. “We are confident that her leadership and strategic focus will help us to maintain and expand our current relationships with our valued customers.”
Most recently, Ciaramello was group vice president of strategic partnership marketing. In that role, she was responsible for the sales and marketing of the Company’s strategic partnerships which included on-site, travel, cinemas, theme parks, Blockbuster and spirit alliances. She is also one of 12 inaugural members of the Coca-Cola Women’s Leadership Council sponsored by CEO, Muhtar Kent.
“I couldn’t be happier to take on such an important role in this company,” said Ciaramello. “I am excited to be in this new position and to see what the future holds. I have full confidence that Stefanie will do a great job in her new role as well.”