The American Beverage Association announced the election of 10 members to its Board of Directors.

Those elected for an additional term are: Wendy Clark, president, Sparkling Brands & Strategic Marketing, Coca-Cola North America The Coca-Cola Company; Ralph Crowley, president and CEO, Polar Beverages; William B. (Billy) Cyr, president and CEO, Sunny Delight Beverages Co.; Matthew Dent, president and COO, Buffalo Rock; J. Alexander M. (Sandy) Douglas, president, Coca-Cola North America The Coca-Cola Company; Walter (Walt) Gross, sr. vice president, On-Premise G & J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers; J. Frank Harrison, III, chairman and CEO, Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated; Jeffrey (Jeff) Honickman, CEO, Pepsi-Cola & National Brand Beverages, Ltd; Jim Johnston, president, Beverage Concentrate Sales and Latin American Beverages Dr Pepper Snapple Group; and Kirk Tyler, president, Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company.

“I could not be more pleased to congratulate these fine industry leaders on their continued service on ABA’s Board of Directors,” said Rodger Collins, chair of ABA’s Board of Directors and president of Packaged Beverages Dr Pepper Snapple Group.  “With the valuable insights and knowledge each of these members bring to the table, I am confident that the Board will be successful in meeting the needs of our customers, consumers and communities with innovative products, policies and programs.”

 Members of ABA’s Board of Directors serve a four-year term and participate in semi-annual meetings that help shape association policy and initiatives.  With the re-election of these members, ABA’s Board of Directors continues to have 28 members.