Katharyne serves as Chief of HR for the North America Operating Unit of The Coca Cola Company. Katharyne and team support people strategies for 6,200 Coca-Cola employees across plants, warehouse and office locations, as well as, collaborating with our Bottling partners. Joining the organization in 2021, Katharyne had previously been part of leading global transformation organization design, operating model optimization and talent strategies for 2,700 corporate function colleagues around the world.
Katharyne started her career at The Home Depot growing across a number of teams in the organization including Mergers and Acquisitions, Employee Relations, Supply Chain, Operations, Home Services and as Chief of Staff to the CHRO. Katharyne then joined YUM! Brands as Director HR United Kingdom and Ireland. She supported the KFC brand comprising of over 800 restaurants and 25,000 team members. After returning from London, Katharyne supported the Global Marketing and Americas hotel organizations at IHG Hotels and Resorts comprising of 500 global colleagues and 2,000 corporate colleagues, 4,000 franchise hotels and 250 company managed hotels across Canada, United States and Mexico/Latin America.
Depending on the football/basketball season, Katharyne is a proud Gator. She holds a BA and MBA from the University of Florida.
Katharyne, her husband Matt, 10-year-old and 8-year-old can be found any given weekend adventuring with a particular love for National Parks, new global discoveries and of course time in the sunshine in her home state of Florida.