Work History

Work History
2011 - Present

Speaker, Writer & Advisor

Strategy, Finance & Procurement
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1998 - 2000

Chief Financial Officer - Global Concentrate Operations

The Coca-Cola Company
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1995 - 1998

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

The Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of New York, Inc.
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1993 - 1995

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (North Pacific)

The Coca-Cola Company
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1987 - 1993

Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer

Coca-Cola Enterprises
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1975 - 1987

Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer

Charter Medical Corporation
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1974 - 1975

Senior Auditor

The University of Tennessee
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1971 - 1974

Senior Auditor

Arthur Andersen & Co.
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Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Speaker

Accomplished motivational speaker and advisor to executive and functional forums.

Speaker

Summary

Lamar Chesney is a respected leader in transforming businesses.He is a seasoned operations, financial and supply chain professional with over four decadesof diversified business experience as a senior executive in the financial services, manufacturing, audit services, educational, transportation, professional services, consumer products and energy industries.He has been a leader at numerous public and private, small and large, regional and global corporations.He has held a variety of C-Level executive positions during a career that spans eleven companies in eight industries.Lamar is a dynamic, systemic minded leader with a strong track record of building highly capable organizations and leading challenging business transformations.He has worked as a senior leader to prevent a company from economic failure, led business and organizational readiness for a company emerging from bankruptcy and spearheaded a major operational and financial transformation in a major international conglomerate. He possesses superior interpersonal skills, the capability of resolving multiple and complex business issues and motivating staff to peak performance.He is an individual that is self-motivated, optimizes his own capacity, demonstrates openness and self-confidence, accepts and builds accountability, thinks systemically, activates organizations and brings about positive action in self and others.Lamar is a Magna Cum Laude Business Graduate from the University of Tennessee and a Certified Public Accountant by training.He is currently an Executive-in-Residence at the Goizueta Graduate Business School at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.Lamar is the author of “Reflections – Selected Interpretative Vignettes of Life’s Meaning and Message” and is a frequent keynote speaker at Finance, Industry and Procurement Conferences.He conducts Leadership Development classes for aspiring professionals and is a mentor to many.Lamar has been the recipient of several recognitions including most recently the 2010 Next Practices Innovator Award from The MPower Group and the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from Ariba. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>