Trustees: Vicki R. Palmer
President, The Palmer Group
B.A., Rhodes College
M.B.A., University of Memphis
Honorary Doctorate, Cambridge College
Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 1995
Secretary of the Board
City of Residence: Atlanta, Georgia
Vicki Palmer is the former Executive Vice President, Financial Services and Administration of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. Palmer was responsible for overseeing the Treasury Department, which manages the Coca-Cola Enterprises' $10 billion multicurrency debt portfolio and its $4.5 billion pension plan and 401(k) plan investments, internal audit; risk management, diversity, the ombuds office and corporate affairs. She also served as a member of the Company's Executive Leadership Team.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Palmer spent five years with Federal Express Corporation where she held numerous financial positions. She was inducted into the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers and received the Bridge Builders Award from the Rainbow Coalition. She has been saluted by the Atlanta Business League with their Millennium Pacesetter Award. She was named one of the Top 75 Blacks and one of the Top 50 Women in Corporate America by Black Enterprise magazine.
Palmer was recognized by the Board of Directors Network with its 2005 Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Award. Palmer is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors for Woodward Academy. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at Rhodes College. Palmer is a member of the Board of Directors of First Horizon National Corporation and Havertys Furniture Company.