Julie M. Hamilton is the global chief customer and commercial leadership officer and senior vice president of The Coca-Cola Company. She works closely with and supports the company’s global customer partners while building commercial strategies and customer capabilities across the global system. She joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1996 and has held roles of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing and operations, including chief of staff to the chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company and president of the Global Wal-Mart Group, responsible for leading Coca-Cola’s relationship with the company's largest customer. Earlier in her career she worked for Anheuser-Busch, where she held positions in marketing and domestic/international beverage sales.Hamilton serves on the boards of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and Enactus. She previously served as a member of the NEW Board and as president of the Coca-Cola Women’s Forum; she continues to mentor fellow associates and youth in the community. Hamilton studied at Vanderbilt University and London’s Imperial College of Science & Economics and graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in journalism.