Chief Executive Officer:

James Quincey is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company. Before becoming CEO on May 1, 2017, he led all of the company’s operating units worldwide as President and Chief Operating Officer from August 2015.

Quincey joined the company in Atlanta in 1996 as Director of Learning Strategy for the Latin America Group. He went on to serve in a series of operational roles of increased responsibility in Latin America, leading to his appointment as President of the South Latin Division in 2003. During his time in South Latin, Quincey was instrumental in developing and executing a successful brand, pack, price and channel strategy, which has now been replicated in various forms throughout Coca-Cola’s global system.

Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Quincey was a Partner in strategy consulting at The Kalchas Group, a spin off from Bain & Company and McKinsey. Quincey, who is bilingual in English and Spanish, received a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Liverpool.

Total Lobby Spend:

2018: $5,380,000

2017: $6,340,000

2016: $7,930,000

2018 Contributions:


Contribution Split:         

43% Democrats / 57% Republicans

Core Issues:

Taxes, Agriculture, Beverage Industry, Food Industry, Trade and Health Issues

Outside Counsel:

Coca-Cola retained William L Ball, DLA Piper, Fierce Government Relations, Glover Park Group, Squire Patton Boggs, Washington Tax and Public Policy Group, and Williams & Jensen in 2018.

William L Ball

William L Ball – President, Ball and Associates – President, American Beverage Association – Secretary of the Navy, Department of Defense – Assistant to the President, President Ronald Reagan, The White House – Assistant Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State – B.S., Georgia Tech –

DLA Piper

John A Merrigan – Lobbyist, Verner Liipfert et al – Aide/Staff, Senator Russell B Long, United States Senate – A.B., Georgetown University – J.D., Loyola University of New Orleans –

Evan M Migdail – Assistant, U.S. Senator, United States Senate – J.D., Villanova University – B.A., M.A., University of Pennsylvania –

Igancio E Sanchez – Partner, Kelley Dyre & Warren LLP – J.D., University of  Miami School of Law – B.S., University of Miami –

Fierce Government Relations

Kirk Blalock – Special Assistant to the President, Deputy Director, Office of Public Liaison, President George W. Bush, The White House – Director of External Affairs, Phillip Morris Companies Inc. – Special Assistant to the Chairman, Chairman Haley Barbour, Republican National Committee, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Education, Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander – National Chairman, Young Professionals for John McCain – Member, Board of Visitors, The Fund for American Studies – Member, Board of Governors, St. Stephens and St. Agnes School, Alexandria, Virginia – Auburn University –

Kirsten Chadwick – Special Assistant to the President, Legislative Affairs, President George W. Bush, The White House – Principal, O’Brien Calio LLP – Deputy Assistant Convention Manager, Public Liaison, Republican National Convention – Staffer, President George H. W. Bush Administration – Penn State University –

Mike Chappell – Deputy Chief of Staff, Congressman Chip Pickering, Energy and Commerce Committee, Co–Chairman, Congressional Wireless Telecommunications Caucus, Congressional Electricity Caucus, U.S. House of Representatives – Office Manager and Press Aide, Congressman Roger Wicker, U.S. House of Representatives – Staffer, Senator Phil Gramm Presidential Election Campaign, 1996 – Staffer, Republican National Convention, 1994 – University of Southern Mississippi –

Kate Hull – Staff Director, Subcommittee on Aging, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, United States Senate – Senior Legislative Assistant, Senator Tim Hutchinson, United States Senate – Legislative Staff, Senator Bill Cohen, United States Senate – College of William and Mary –

Aleix Jarvis – Legislative Director and Chief Policy Advisor, Senator Lindsey Graham, House and Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S House of Representatives and United States Senate – Policy Advisor, Graham for Senate 2002 – Grass Roots Activities Coordinator, Florida, Bush–Cheney 2004 – Volunteer, Various Senate Races, 2006 – Volunteer, McCain for President, 2008 – Staffer, Congressman Charles Taylor, U.S. House of Representatives – University of North Carolina –

Billy Piper – Special Assistant, Office of Senator Mitch McConnell, United States Senate – Chief of Staff, Leader McConnell, United States Senate – University of Richmond –

Tyler Stephens – Legislative Assistant, Foreign Affairs homeland security, energy, transportation, appropriations, and technology issues, Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), United States Senate – Staff Assistant, Senator Johnny Isakson, United States Senate M.A., Naval War College – B.S., University of Virginia –

Eric Zulkosky – Director of Member Services & Policy Advisor, House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, U.S. House of Representatives – Aide, Senator Mike Johanns, United States Senate – Aide, Senator Elizabeth Dole, United States Senate – M.P.P., George Mason University – B.A., Valparaiso University –

Glover Park Group

Joel P Johnson – Founder, The Harbour Group – Senior Advisor, Policy and Communications, President Clinton – Chief Legislative and Communications Advisor, Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD), United States Senate – Executive Director, Democratic Study Group – Chief of Staff, Senator Howard Metzenbaum (D-OH), United States Senate –

Jack Krumholz – Managing Director, Federal Affairs, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft – J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School – B.S.F.S., Georgetown University –

Joel T. Leftwich – Staff Director, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, United States Senate – Senior Director,  Public Policy and Government Affairs, PepsiCo – Deputy Staff Director, Senate Agriculture Committee, United States Senate – Program Manager, Federal Government Affairs, DuPont – Legislative Assistant, Senator Pat Roberts, United States Senate – Congressional Liaison, US Department of Agriculture – Director, Alumni Relations, Friends University – Legislative Aide Representative Jim Ryan, US House of Representatives – BA, Friends University – MA, Loyola University Chicago –

Grant Leslie – Legislative Director, Senator Ken Salazar – United States Senate – Research Assistant, Senator Tom Daschle, United States Senate –   Senior Advisor, USDA – B.A., Boston University –

Paul Poteet – Tax and Trade Counsel, Senator John Thune, United States Senate – Managing Director, Federal Government Relations, Biotechnology Industry Organization – Senior Policy Advisor, Congressman Wally Herger, U.S. House of Representatives – J.D., The George Washington University Law School – M.A., The John Hopkins University – B.A., Louisiana State University –

Catherine Ransom – Senior Climate and Environmental Advisor, Senator Max Baucus, United States Senate – Senior Policy Advisor, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, United States Senate – Senior Policy Advisor, Senate Bob Graham, United States Senate – Environmental Protection Specialist, Chief of Naval Operations – B.A., Penn State University – M.S., The George Washington University –

Squire Patton Boggs

Meg Gilley – Congressional Lobbyist, American College of Surgeons – Director of Public Policy, Georgia Hospital Association – Director of State Government Relations, Georgia Regents University – Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia State University – Senior Policy Advisor, Congressman Jack Kingston – M.P.H., Georgia State University – B.S., The University of Georgia –

Jack Kingston – Member of Congress, U.S. House of Representatives –Member, Georgia House of Representatives – Vice President, Cic – The University of Georgia –

Aubrey Rothrock – J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill –

Washington Tax and Public Policy Group

Kelli Briggs – Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, Legislative Assistant, Staff Assistant, Representative Pat Tiberi, US House of Representatives – BA, Ohio University –

Brian Diffell – Legislative Director, Office of Senator Roy Blunt, United States Senate – Legislative Director, Office of Representative Roy Blunt, U.S. House of Representatives – Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the House Republican Whip, U.S. House of Representatives – Special Assistant, Office of the House Chief Deputy Majority Whip, U.S. House of Representatives – Program Officer, The American Council of Young Political Leaders – M.A., United States Naval War College – B.A., The College of William and Mary –

Jan Fowler – Legislative Assistant, Senator George V. Voinovich, United States Senate – Legislative Assistant, Staff Assistant, Congressman Jim McCrery, U.S. House of Representatives – Legal Foundation Program Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, National Federation of Independent Business – Campaign Associate, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas – Intern, Congressman Jim McCrery – Southern Methodist University –

Gregory Nickerson – Tax Counsel, Congressman Bill Thomas, Chairman, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives – Staff Director, Congressman Jim McCrery, Chairman, Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, U.S. House of Representatives – Delegate and Caucus Team, Republican National Convention, 2004 – Attorney Advisor, National Republican Senatorial Committee, 2004, 2006 – Counsel, National Foreign Trade Council – Trial Attorney, Department of Justice, Tax Division, Internal Revenue Service – LL.M., New York University – J.D., New England School of Law – B.S., University of New Hampshire –

Williams and Jensen

Scott Graves – Majority Staff Director, Chairman Mike Conaway, House Committee on Agriculture, U.S. House of Representatives – Founder, FARM Night – M.A., National Defense University – B.S., Texas Tech University – SCGraves@wms–

Jack Steven Hart – Head of Labor Department Transition, Presidential Transition Team – Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General – Employee, Office of Management and Budget – Employee, Department of Labor – B.B.A., Oklahoma University – J.D., Georgetown University –

Christopher Hatcher – Legislative Director and Counsel, Congressman Scott McInnis, Ways and Means Committee – Associate, Bosley & Hutzelman, P.C. – Legislative Manager, Office of Legislative Affairs, Treasury Department – J.D., University of Colorado School of Law – B.A., Williams College – CWHatcher@wms–

Matthew Hoekstra – Volunteer, Republican National Convention, 2008, 2012, 2016 – Ranked Player, All–American – Guest Lecturer, Duke University – B.A., Duke University – MBHoekstra@wms–

Nicholas Karellas – Tax Counsel, Representative Lynn Jenkins, U.S. House of Representatives – Legislative Aide, Economic Development, Transportation, Energy, Trade, and Biotechnical Policy, Senator Kit Bond, United States Senate – Tax Counsel, National Federation of independent businesses – J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law – L.L.M., Georgetown University Law Center – B.S., University of Illinois – NKKarellas@wms–

Tracy D Taylor – Golin/Harris International – American College of Ob/Gynecologists – American Association of Colleges for Teacher Ed – FleetBoston Financial – National Grange/Order/Patrons/Husbandry – Fox, Bennet & Turner – Fleet Financial Group – American Society of Internal Medicine – AT&T Inc – Aide/Staff, Representative Jim Courter, U.S. House of Representatives – Committee Director, U.S. Agency for International Development – B.A., University of California at Berkeley – J.D., George Washington University –

In–House Counsel:

Kathleen Quint Black – Tax and Finance Advisor, Senator Olympia Snow, United States Senate – Tax Policy Advisor, Congressman Sam Johnson, U.S. House of Representatives – Lobbyist, McDermott, Will & Emery – The George Washington University, School of Business –

Ryan Guthrie – Chief of Staff, Congressman Baron Hill, U.S. House of Representatives – M.B.A., University of Maryland College Park – B.Ed., Indiana University Bloomington –

Valerie ‘Missy’ James Owens – Advisory Board Member, Zkipster – Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce – Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Energy – Associate Attorney, Greenberg Traurig LLP – J.D., Brooklyn School of Law – Georgetown University –

Jessica Zielke – General Manager, Events, Government Executive Media Group – Assistant Chief, Protocol for Ceremonials, US Department of State – Protocol Officer, US Department of State – Senior Associate, Dewey Square Group – BA, State University of New Jersey – New Brunswich –

115th Congressional Session Bills:

H.R.1 – Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

H.R.2 – Supporting and Improving Rural EMS Needs Act of 2018

H.R.1393 – Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2017

H.R.1625 – Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018

H.R.1892 – Family First Prevention Services Act

H.R.4311 – Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017

H.R.5040 – Export Controls Act of 2018

S.389 – Keeping Our Manufacturers from Being Unfairly taxed while Championing Health Act

S.540 – Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2017

S.2098 – Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017

S.3013 – A bill to amend the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to require Congressional approval before the President adjusts imports that are determined to threaten to impair national security.

S.3042 – Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018