Senior Vice President and General Counsel, The Coca-Cola Company
Bradley Gayton joined Coca-Cola in 2020 after almost 30 years at Ford Motor Company. While at Ford, Bradley was an outspoken advocate for diversity and inclusion; he created the Ford Law Career Academy, which helped introduce minority high school students to legal careers, and instituted several initiatives around diversity and talent development for both his legal team and his outside counsel. Bradley is also active in pro bono work, for which he received the National Legal Aid & Defender Association's 2018 Exemplar Award.
The Coca-Cola Company has won numerous awards for its diversity efforts, including eight perfect scores on the Human Rights Commission’s Corporate Equality Index. Their programs include employee resource networks, supplier diversity programs, and an extensive diversity education program that includes training, a speaker series, and a diversity library. Coke also recently donated $1.4 million to start the Diversity Leadership Academy of Atlanta. The company was also an LCLD Most Active Member Corporation in 2014 and 2015.
Joined LCLD 2009
Highlights of LCLD Participation
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2014)
Hosted Learning Experience (2011)
2020: Charlotte Murphy, Lindsey Perry; 2019: Amanda Faulkner, Ashna Zaheer; 2018: Yoo-Sun Park, James J. Gibson; 2017: Sharae Wright, Kamla Grace Colleen Alexander; 2016: Christina Gibson Joseph, Jessica Lewis; 2015: Aba Rogers; 2014: Carolyne Suzanne Beaty Hilton, John J.T. UyHam; 2013: Joel Celestin, Lawrence A. Dietrich; 2012: Jennifer Manning, Bruce E.L.M. Strothers; 2011: Bernardo J. Sucre, Cheryl F. Turner
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2012: Jenifer Curtis, Jasmine Dixon
Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2019, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
Annual Meeting (2017, 2014)
Member: Bradley Gayon