Nicole Long, a native of Atlanta Georgia, is the Group Director of Finance for the National Retail Sales division of the Coca-Cola Company. In her 13 year tenure with the Coca-Cola Company she has held a variety of roles ranging from finance business partnership in Foodservice and Retail, an international assignment with Coca-Cola London, and a project role helping with the integration of Coca-Cola and its largest bottler Coca-Cola Enterprises. In this role she had the unique experience of creating the first Cash Flow statement for the combined company, Coca-Cola Refreshments. One of the highlights of Nicole’s career was facilitating the training, “Finance for Non-Financial Professionals” for Coca-Cola associates in Lagos, Nigera and Nairobi, Kenya.
Prior to Coca-Cola, Nicole worked in roles of increasing responsibility with Bell South, Peachtree Doors & Windows, General Motors, and Navistar. Nicole holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and an MBA with a concentration in Finance, both from the School of Business and Industry at Florida A&M University.
Nicole has an intense focus on community service. She serves on the board of the Atlanta chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants, the Cole Society of United Way of Greater Atlanta, and the Pretty Brown Girl Foundation, an organization whose mission is to celebrate the shades of brown all over the world. She has a strong compassion for leading and developing. She has served as a facilitator for learning and development for organizations such as Inroads, NABA, Jack and Jill, Monica Motivates, Make A Girl a Woman Conference, and Deloitte African American affinity group. She also co-directs the relationship between Coke and Mary Hall Freedom house, partnering with associates to facilitate workplace readiness training for women overcoming addiction. Additionally, she routinely coaches associates within and outside of her organization on how to make the biggest impact in the organizations in which they serve.