You hear a lot these days about brands and brand management. Just about every organization has a brand, but how many individuals have one?
Andrew Davis, a vice president of Human Resources at The Coca-Cola Co., spent an hour today with Clayton State University Assistant Professor of Management Dr. Leon Prieto’s "Management Principles & Organizational Behavior" class, advising students on managing their own personal brand. Davis, the vice president of Human Resources for the North American Group, Finance and Information Technology functions at The Coca-Cola Co., also advised the class on representing themselves well to employers.
According to Prieto, Davis also gave some great advice about how to adequately prepare for an interview, and what companies look for in interns and employees.
At Coca-Cola Davis is responsible for translating the functions business strategies into human capital strategies and plans that builds the capability required to achieve the company’s vision., providing leadership for all human capital related initiatives, including organizational effectiveness, leadership development, diversity initiatives, performance & talent management, compensation, benefits, change management, capability development, employee engagement and training. Additionally, he is a member of The Coca-Cola HR & Finance leadership teams.
Davis joined The Coca-Cola Co. in October 2007 as the Group Director Human Resources for the FoodService & On-Premise Division. Prior to that time, he held several key positions of increasing responsibility at Yum Brands, Black Entertainment Television, Best Buy, and most recently, The Home Depot, where he provided HR leadership and consulting services to several corporate center functions.
Also in attendance from Clayton State at today’s presentation were Interim Dean of the College of Business Dr. Michael Deis, College of Business Professional Academic Advisor Sherwin James, Professor of Marketing and Global Strategy Dr. Alphonso Ogbuehi, Director of Development Thomas Giffin, and Assistant Director of Career Services Ryan Whitfield.