Coca-Cola Bottlers' Sales & Services Company (CCBSS), a limited liability company owned by nearly 70 independent Coca-Cola bottlers, is pleased to announce that Ashley Lee, Associate General Counsel, was recently named by the National Bar Association (NBA) as a 40 Under 40 award recipient.
The NBA is the country's oldest and largest society of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges. The organization's 40 Under 40 designation honors the nation's top lawyers under the age of 40 who demonstrate a wide array of exemplary accomplishments in the areas of innovation, vision, leadership, legal and community involvement.
"We are proud to have Ashley as a member of the CCBSS family. Not only does she seek to inspire a culture of compliance, governance, intelligent risk mitigation, and disciplined execution within our company, but she is also a consistent example of collaboration, positivity, and excellence," said CCBSS President and CEO Brandi Shortt. "Just as important, Ashley works tirelessly in her community to support causes related to social justice, voting rights and empowerment. I so admire and appreciate her spirit of entrepreneurial audacity to bring about constructive change."
Since joining the Coca-Cola System in 2013, Ashley has distinguished herself as a keen legal professional. In her current role she is responsible for managing and providing guidance on legal matters related to the successful operation of CCBSS including its Customer Business Solutions, Procurement, and Business Services divisions. Ashley has led countless efforts for the betterment and advocacy of CCBSS and the broader Coca-Cola System.
Additionally, Ashley has made a positive impact on the lives of thousands through her community service work. With a focus on social transformation and voter enfranchisement, her efforts include serving as a volunteer for Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law's Election Protection Hotline, Election Protection Chair for NBA, developing voter education guides, and other such efforts.
"The entire CCBSS family joins together to congratulate Ashley on this well-deserved and esteemed recognition," stated Brandi.
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Coca-Cola Bottlers' Sales & Services Company (CCBSS) is a limited liability company owned by nearly 70 independent Coca-Cola bottlers in North America. The company supports operations for its bottler owners as well as bottler-owned production cooperatives, Coca-Cola North America Operating Unit (NAOU) and other participating beverage partners across the Coca-Cola System.