Mark Whitacre — January Speaker

Mark Whitacre

Mark Whitacre currently serves as Vice President of Culture and Care of Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc.  Mark joined the t-factor initiative at Coca-Cola Consolidated as Executive Director in 2019.  Prior to joining Coke Consolidated, Mark served as the COO of Christian Business Men’s Connection (CBMC). He was the COO and Chief Science Officer from 2006 to 2013 at Cypress Systems, Inc., a California biotechnology company where Mark still serves on their advisory board today. After completing his B.S. and M.S. degrees at Ohio State University, Mark earned his Ph.D. degree at Cornell University in biochemistry. He worked as an executive for three Fortune 500 companies, including Ralston Purina (now Nestle), Degussa (Evonik), and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM). He was recruited at ADM when he was 32 as the President of the Biotech Division in 1989.  Mark has extensive international business experience, having lived in Germany for four years working for Evonik at their world headquarters in Frankfurt.

Mark and his wife Ginger reside in Florence, KY.  They have been married 44 years and have three adult children.

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