Valerie Love currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources Coca Cola North America effective August 2019. Prior to joining Coca Cola, Valerie served as the Global Vice President of Human Resources supporting Johnson & Johnson Consumer Supply Chain and Global Quality. Valerie also served as Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Worldwide Vice President Human Resources. Valerie joined Johnson & Johnson in April 2013 with over 20 years of Finance, Operations, Labor Relations, and HR experience.
Prior to Johnson & Johnson, Valerie was the Vice President of Human Resources at Tyco Integrated Security (Tyco International). While at Tyco, Valerie supported the Global Thermal Controls Division and Commercial Security operations.
Valerie started her professional career at General Motors and during her 20-year tenure she spent time in both local and international assignments (Argentina and Germany) where her levels of responsibility increased with each new appointment to include roles within finance, operations (manufacturing) and HR: global compensation, leading and providing overall direction and coordination of salaried HR activities for Sales & Marketing, Global Design, Global Research & Development, and Strategic Initiatives; growing the talent base of both technical and leadership staff; providing HR consultation advice and support during the design and implementation stages of new facilities in emerging markets (key leadership role in launching Greenfield sites (startup plants) in China, Thailand, Poland, Brazil, Argentina and Tel Aviv, Israel).
At Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (JJVC), Valerie served as co-Executive Sponsor for JJVC African Ancestry Leadership Council (AALC) and Executive Champion for JJVC Diversity & Inclusion Council and as National Co-Chair of the J&J AALC.
Valerie also served as a Board Member for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) North East Florida chapter, and currently serves as a Board of Trustee Member at Clark Atlanta University, Vice Chair and Board Member National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), member of the National Strategic Partnership Taskforce for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC). Valerie was also selected as Ebony Magazine’s 2020 Power100.
Valerie is truly passionate about giving back in her community through volunteerism and mentoring. In her spare time, Valerie enjoys running (has completed 3 marathons), reading, exploring different cultures and spending time with family.
Valerie has a BA from Tennessee State University and an MBA from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.