Since 2012, Terrez Thompson has served as vice president of global supplier diversity for The Coca-Cola Company, leading the organization’s efforts to maximize procurement opportunities with diverse suppliers, contractors and subcontractors of high-quality, competitively-priced goods and services. Coca-Cola has vowed to achieve a diverse spend of $1 billion and Terrez is a vital crusader in achieving that goal. As such, she has taken a leading role in the company’s 5 by 20 initiative – which aims to expand economic opportunity for 5 million women entrepreneurs throughout Coca-Cola’s global value chain by the year 2020 – and in Coke’s Partners in the Promise awards, which highlights the efforts of employees and suppliers in advancing diversity across the supply chain.
As an associate of The Coca-Cola Company for more than 30 years, Thompson has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility, ranging from operations to finance. She was formerly responsible for employee engagement and was a part of the Company’s Global Community Connection team.
Executive Advocate Award Honoree