Lucia Jennings

Lucia Jennings, founder of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, has been invited to join the executive leadership program of the Washington-based National Hispana Leadership Institute.

Ms. Jennings is one of 22 leaders from the public and private sectors in the United States to participate in this year’s program. Since 1987, the institute has trained more than 10,000 Latina leaders to provide professional development, relationship building and community activism.

The institute solicits applications from mid-career Latina leaders to the competitive program every year. Participants are selected based on their community service records, professional and personal accomplishments and dedication to serving their community.

The executive leadership program is held in conjunction with the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Center for Creative Leadership.

Ms. Jennings has worked at the Coca-Cola Co. for 18 years where she has held a variety of positions including her current post as demand planning manager for sparkling beverages with Coca-Cola North America.

A native of Brazil, she has lived for 30 years in Atlanta. Under her leadership, the Brazilian-American chamber has been instrumental in bringing foreign dignitaries to Georgia including former president, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, as well as hosting many business and culturally related events.

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