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Alanna Cotton

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Alanna Cotton

Born: c. 1973;

Occupation: Businessperson;

Position: Member Board of Directors;

Company: Huntington National Bank;

Industry: Financial Services;

Residence: United States;

Nationality: American;

Alanna Cotton served as Former President, Operations, Central and Eastern Europe at The Coca-Cola Company. She also served as chief marketing officer for stills beverages. With a career spanning 20 years, Ms. Cotton has gained a reputation as a change agent and an innovative business leader at Fortune 50 leaders Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo, where she's held a number of executive positions, including vice president of brands and senior director of sales and business development.

Work Experience

  • Senior Vice President, General Manager, Divisional Leader, Samsung Electronics America. Responsible for financial and brand performance of the high-growth segments of the mobile technology market, including personal computing, tablets, virtual reality and wearable tech.
  • Vice President, General Manager, Sales & Marketing, PepsiCo
  • Commercial Innovation Leader, Operating Department Management, Procter & Gamble

Board and Advisor Roles

  • Independent Director of Huntington Bancshares since 2019. 
  • Member of the board for the nonprofit North Texas Positive Coaching Alliance, 
  • Member of  the advisory board and acted as past co-chair for the Frito-Lay Women of Color Multicultural Alliance, 
  • Member of  the advisory board for the 2013 and 2014 iMedia Brand Summits.

Accolades

  • Ms. Cotton is a Catalyst Award recipient.
  • Corporate Innovator of the Year, 2020, Issued by D CEO Magazine
  • Top Women in Marketing, 2018, Issued by Brand Innovators
  • Most Powerful Women in Consumer Electronics, 2016, Issued by Dealerscope Magazine

Education

Ms. Cotton holds a B.S. in environmental engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from Stanford University.

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