Cottrell Speaker Series: Spring 2019

Are you ready to gain valuable business knowledge this year? Start off by attending the Cottrell Speaker Series this semester.

On Wednesday, January 23 the Mike Cottrell College of Business will host Tanika Cabral, Vice President of Global Marketing for The Coca-Cola Company. Tanika Cabral’s twenty-year tenure in the Coca-Cola system spans across customer operations, commercialization, strategy and marketing. Today, she leads the development of marketing strategies that maximize profitable, recurring growth and increase long-term value of TCCC brands and the total beverage portfolio for the largest foodservice brand in the world, SUBWAY. Most recently, Tanika was Director of Customer Marketing where she led the development of beverage strategies and inspired a team of world-class marketers to execute ground-breaking initiatives and deliver disproportionate value to help customers thrive.

The next Cottrell Speaker Series event will be held on Wednesday, February 13. The keynote speaker for this session will be Alan Amling, Vice President Corporate Strategy for UPS. Amling began his UPS career in 1982 working as a seasonal employee for four years performing a variety of jobs including package handler and car washer. Since rejoining UPS in 1992, Amling has held numerous leadership roles in industrial engineering, customer technology and new product development. He is leading UPS’ Global On-Demand Manufacturing initiative, helping global companies leverage 3D printing to tap into new markets while taking time, cost and carbon out of their supply chain. Amling moved into his current role after serving as the Vice President of Marketing for UPS Global Logistics & Distribution.

Each speaker brings diverse business knowledge and experiences and you won’t want to miss it! Both sessions will be held at noon on their respective dates in the Dining Hall Banquet Room on the Dahlonega Campus. Students may register for the event for PROS credit on UNGConnect. Alumni and community members may RSVP with Bobbi Larson (