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Coke Florida Human Resources Team Achieves Top 100 Global Award

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (Coke Florida) Human Resources (HR) has received a 2023 OnCon Icon Award for recognition as a Top 100 Global HR team.

“We believe that our people are our most valuable asset, and the HR team plays a vital role in driving their success in the workforce,” said David Cross, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for Coke Florida. “Coke Florida’s HR professionals serve our nearly 5,000 associates from recruiting and onboarding to professional development and retention initiatives.” Cross was named a Top 100 Human Resources Professional at the 2022 OnCon Icon Awards.

The OnCon Icon Top 100 Awards, presented at OnConferences, celebrates top professionals and teams in various industries for demonstration of organizational excellence and reputation in the business world. Awardees have been nominated and selected as finalists before being voted on by the public, peers, and community, based on criteria that include their impact on their organization, contributions to their job function community through thought leadership, project innovation, and exceptional leadership by the team’s top executive.

This global recognition is a tremendous achievement for the family-owned consumer packaged goods company operating across an exclusive 18-territory sales and distribution market in Florida.

“Our global network is made up of top-tier professionals in key industries,” said Sean Tomarelli, Founder and CEO at OnConferences. “Coke Florida’s OnCon Icon Award recognition and spot on the list of Top 100 Global Human Resources teams is well-earned – a testament to the dedication, leadership, and reputation of an exceptional HR team.”

Coke Florida’s HR team is committed to fostering growth, diversity and inclusion, and talent development. Their innovative approach to HR practices has helped create a dynamic and inclusive work environment that empowers associates and contributes to the company’s success. Human resources administration and culture have also contributed to the company’s two-time US Best Managed Company recognition.

About Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (Coke Florida) is a family-owned Coca-Cola bottler with an exclusive sales and distribution territory that serves over 21 million consumers across 47 Florida counties, and includes the major metropolitan markets of Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa. Coke Florida markets, sells, manufactures, distributes, and merchandises over 600 products of The Coca-Cola Company and other partner companies such as Monster Energy. The company is the sixth largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States. Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Coke Florida is the fourth largest Black-owned business in the United States, one of the largest minority-owned business in Florida, and a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified company. In 2023, the company was named a US Best Managed Company, for the second consecutive year, joining an elite group of private companies holding this designation awarded by Deloitte-Private and The Wall Street Journal. To learn more, visit


J. Katrinda McQueen
Vice President, Communications
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC

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