Gianetta Jones is Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc. She began her career with Coca-Cola in April 2007 as the Human Resources Director for Coca-Cola UNITED’s East Region. In 2015, Gianetta was promoted to Corporate Human Resources Director, then Vice President of Human Resources in 2018. She was named Chief People Officer in 2020, then Senior Vice President in 2022.
In her current role, Gianetta oversees the following departments within UNITED: Benefits, Compensation and Payroll, Employee Relations, Talent Acquisition, Compliance and Learning & Organizational Development.
Prior to joining Coca-Cola UNITED, Gianetta began her career in the healthcare industry and held various benefit management roles. Subsequently, she was employed at both Mason Corporation as Human Resources Director and later Hyundai of Alabama, serving as Manager of Payroll, Benefits, Compensation & Relocation.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Gianetta graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international business with a finance concentration from Auburn University. She is a board member of the Birmingham Education Foundation, a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and an alumnus of Project Corporate Leadership in Birmingham. She has also been appointed to serve on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Board (WIOA), Region 5, by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. Her community outreach involved serving on the Jefferson-Shelby Board for the Red Cross, the Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society and volunteering with United Cerebral Palsy.
She and her husband Clint are proud to be a part of their Clanton, Alabama, community and actively serve as members of First United Methodist Church. In their spare time, they enjoy their two children and spoiling their six grandchildren, conducting estate sales and appraising antiques.