50 Most Influential: No. 45 — Sandy Douglas / Sharon Byers
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Coca-Cola North AmericaCHANGE FROM 2013: NEWCOMER
Senior Vice President, Sports, Entertainment & Community Marketing
Coca-Cola North America
CHANGE FROM 2013: NOT RANKEDCoke is another beverage brand in transition, reflecting the changing tastes of consumers. The company has missed sales projections for two consecutive years, catalyzing a shake-up. Keep an eye on Marcos de Quinto, the new global marketing chief. But for now, the key drivers on sports and entertainment in the U.S. are Douglas and, day-to-day, Byers.
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