Keynote Speaker

lisa bordersLisa M. Borders

Chair, The Coca-Cola Foundation and
Vice President, Global Community Affairs
The Coca-Cola Company


Lisa Borders is chair of the Coca-Cola Foundation and vice president of global community affairs at the Coca-Cola Company. She works to integrate sustainability into the Coca-Cola Company’s global philanthropic efforts.

In 2013, Borders completed her tenure as president of the Grady Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of Grady Health System, Georgia’s largest public hospital and metro Atlanta’s premier Level I Trauma Center. As president, she completed the Greater Grady Capital Campaign—a five-year, $325 million effort—and guided the system’s fundraising during the most important period of Grady’s history.

Prior to her work at the Grady Health Foundation, Borders was president of the city council and vice mayor of Atlanta between 2004–2010. She was also the chief executive officer of LMB LLC, a consulting company that advises clients on community reinvestment, external affairs, marketing and communications; senior vice president of marketing and external affairs with Cousins Properties, an Atlanta-based real estate investment trust; president of the Cousins Properties Foundation; chief administrator for Atlanta Women’s Specialists; and vice president of operations for Healthcap Atlanta.

Borders’ community work focuses on family issues in education, healthcare and housing. She is a trustee at Duke University and the Westminster Schools, an emeritus trustee at Clark Atlanta University, a member of the Woodruff Arts Center and a founding leader of No Labels. Borders is also a board member of Grady Health System, the Atlanta Women’s Foundation, the Atlanta Police Foundation and Central Atlanta Progress, and a member of Leadership Georgia and the Executive Leadership Council. She has received numerous honors and consistent recognition for her corporate and civic work.

Borders holds a bachelor of arts degree from Duke University and a master of health administration degree from the University of Colorado. She has one son, Garry, who is a filmmaker and photographer in California.