Coca-Cola board names new officers

ATLANTA The board of directors of soft drink giant Coca-Cola named two new officers Friday.

Ceree Eberly will be SVP and chief people officer, and Chris Nolan was appointed the roles of VP and treasurer.

Eberly, a 19-year veteran of the company, was recently promoted to chief people officer, with responsibility for leading the company’s global People Function (formerly Human Resources). She succeeds Cynthia McCague, who is retiring from the company after 28 years of service with Coca-Cola.

Prior to assuming the role of chief people officer, Eberly served as group human resources director for Europe. She joined the Company in 1990, serving in staffing, compensation and other important roles, supporting business units around the world.

Meanwhile, Nolan was elected as VP and to the position of treasurer, succeeding David Taggart, who stepped down from the role due to health reasons.

Nolan joined the company in 1992, and served in various roles in corporate auditing and corporate treasury, including his last position as manager, financial risk management & corporate finance.

Eberly’s election is effective April 1, 2010, as she transitions back to the United States, while Nolan’s election is effective immediately.