Dirk Barrient, Mississippi Division Director, started with Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. in 1981. He has held several positions with Coca-Cola United, including, Business Development Manager in Baton Rouge, LA, Sales Manager in Lake Charles, LA, and Vice-President/Division Manager in Gulfport, MS.
Dirk is a graduate of Louisiana State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business.
Dirk is very involved in the community. He is currently a member of the Mississippi Soft Drink Association, Mississippi Economic Council, Pre-K Forward Coalition, and Rotary Club of Gulfport. Dirk is also a member of St. James Catholic Church. Dirk currently serves on the Board of many organizations, including, Mississippi Gulf Coast Senior Golf Tournament, Garden Park Hospital, Gulf Coast Business Council, Cruisin’ the Coast, and Infinity Space Center.
Dirk is the recipient of the Norman E. Bess Boys & Girls Club Leadership Award and South Mississippi’s Outstanding Community Leader/Sun Herald & The Journal of South Mississippi Business Award.
Dirk is married to his wife Stacie. They have two daughters, Brittany and Ashley. In their spare time, Dirk and Stacie enjoy playing tennis and riding bicycles. Dirk also enjoys playing golf.