LORI GEORGE BILLINGSLEY
Lori George Billingsley, SOC/MA '91, has 28 years of public relations experience in developing and implementing breakthrough programs that meet organizational goals, target audience needs and produce results. Currently, she is the Vice President of Community Relations for Coca-Cola Refreshments. In this role, she oversees community giving and engagement for North America.
She has been in the Public Affairs and Communications (PAC) department of The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) for the past nine years in a variety of positions, including Director of Community and Multicultural Communications and Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President of Coca-Cola North America PAC, Director of Regional Communications, Director of Issues Communications and Director of Shareowner Affairs.
Prior to joining TCCC, Lori had her own public relations consultancy, LG Communications. The consultancy provided communications solutions for corporations, nonprofit organizations, associations, foundations and public relations firms. She was a vice president at Porter/Novelli, a leading public relations firm, where she managed a number of nationally acclaimed public education campaigns for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and National Cancer Institute. She co-founded the firms alliance building and multicultural communications practices and serviced clients, including federal agencies, Fortune 500 corporations, associations and nonprofit organizations.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in public relations at Howard University and her Master of Arts in public communications at American University, both in Washington, D.C.