Trustee: Kathy N. Waller
Vice President and Controller, The Coca-Cola Company
B.A., University of Rochester
M.B.A., William E. Simon School of Business Administration, University of Rochester
Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2009
Chair, Audit Subcommittee
City of Residence: Atlanta, Georgia
Kathy Waller is Vice President and Controller for The Coca-Cola Company. She is responsible for the overall internal control environment of the Company and also holds responsibility for the consolidation of the Company’s financial statements. She joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1987 as a Senior Accountant in accounting research. Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, she worked as a Senior Accountant for Deloitte Haskins and Sells Public Accounting Firm, both in Rochester, New York and Atlanta, Georgia.
Waller is Chair of The Coca-Cola Company’s Women’s Leadership Council that addresses the rapid impact global changes in demographics, economic access and personal expectations are having on the marketplace for talent. Waller is the 2007 recipient of the University of Rochester William E. Simon School Distinguished Alumna Award, 2007 Treasury and Risk Magazine 100 Most Influential People in Finance designation and the 2005 University of Rochester Career Achievement Award. She is a member of the University of Rochester’s Board of Trustees and Catalyst Board of Advisors.
Thoughts on why she chose to serve on the Spelman College Board of Trustees: My desire to serve on the Spelman Board of Trustees is two-fold. First, The Coca-Cola Company has a wonderful on-going relationship with Spelman and I am proud to continue that supportive role with my Board membership. Secondly, I am an African-American native of Atlanta. I grew up knowing that Spelman women were professional and sophisticated. I have known many proud African-American women who graduated from Spelman. I am personally very proud that I can support such a wonderful institution.