Southface Elects New Board Member

Nikki Walker joins Southface as Board Member in the continued support of creating a culture of operational excellence

Southface is pleased to announce that Nikki Walker has joined its Board of Directors, bringing extensive technical and sustainability capabilities, in depth knowledge of policy and more than fifteen years of diverse leadership experience to the organization’s efforts to strive for a more sustainable future.

Ms. Walker has spent the last five years with The Coca-Cola Company, where she co-lead the Global Food Safety Initiative and drove technical performance through field engagement and program development in more than 200 countries and more than 800 sites. She has also partnered on delivering the company’s sustainability goals and commitments. As Coca-Cola’s Regional Technical Manager, she continues to partner in ensuring the company delivers product across North America, commercializes new product and ensures both internal and external compliance.

“I am a passionate advocate for the Southface vision for a regenerative economy, responsible resource use and social equity through a healthy built environment for all,” said Ms. Walker. “I look forward to participating in the strategic direction of the organization.”

Ms. Walker has a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Howard University. She has won several awards for her work including The Coca-Cola Company Women in Leadership recognition, The Coca-Cola Company Red Tag Award, the BMS Foundation Award, the BMS Excellence Award and the Dale Carnegie Performance Award. As a certified Six Sigma Black Belt Risk Manager at General Electric (GE) and a member of their Experienced GE Leadership Program, she led the Economic Crisis Policy, resolved policy strategy issues and led improvement initiatives.

Southface President Andrea Pinabell commented, “Nikki is a great addition to our diverse board of leaders in sustainability, equitable community development, environmental and building science, and health and sustainable design. Her corporate perspective and enthusiasm on these issues enhances our ability to serve the community.”

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