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Ingrid Saunders Jones currently serves as Chair of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW). Recently retired from The Coca-Cola Company, she served as the Senior Vice President of Global Community Connections and Chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation. During her three-decade tenure at Coca-Cola, she led the transformation of the company’s philanthropic outreach, growing a U.S.-focused program into a global initiative touching millions of lives each year. Under her leadership, The Coca-Cola Foundation awarded nearly $500 million to community organizations worldwide.
Ingrid Saunders Jones currently serves on national and local boards, including The Center, The Carter Center, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the Woodruff Arts Center and Clark-Atlanta University. She is also a member of the Comcast NBC/Universal Diversity Council, the Rotary Club of Atlanta, the Society of International Business Fellows, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Links.
Earlier in her career, she taught in public schools in Detroit and Atlanta, and served as the Executive Director of the Detroit Wayne County Child Care Coordinating Council. She also participated in the Atlanta Fellows Program and assigned to the Atlanta City Council. Following her fellowship year, she went on to serve as the Legislative Analyst in the Office of the President of the Atlanta City Council. She also worked as Executive Assistant to the Honorable Maynard H. Jackson, Jr., who was mayor of Atlanta from 1974-1982.