After earning her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from Stanford Law School, Monica Howard Douglas began her legal career as a judicial law clerk for Damon J Keith on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals of the United States. She later joined the law firm of Troutman Sanders where she was an associate in the corporate practice group and then subsequently gained in-house experience as a generalist at the Atlanta based Equifax Corporation. Monica joined The Coca-Cola Company in 2004 as Marketing and Supply Chain Counsel for North America. She then had the unique opportunity to play a role in supporting the largest vertical integration in North American history when The Coca-Cola Company acquired its largest bottler, Coca-Cola Enterprises, in 2010. The result was the creation of an integrated operating Company, Coca-Cola Refreshments, which housed the product supply and customer care businesses that Monica supported as Vice President and Senior Managing Counsel. In 2013, Monica seized the opportunity move to Johannesburg South Africa where she served as the Legal Director for the Southern and East Africa Business Unit that included 24 countries in Southern, East and Central Africa. After spending four years in South Africa, Monica returned to The Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta where she currently serves as the General Counsel of North America. Monica has also been recently elected to serve as an Independent Director for Vici Properties.