HR 848 - Ivester, M. Douglas; invite to House

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A RESOLUTION commending M. Douglas Ivester and inviting him to appear before the House of Representatives; and for other purposes.

Rogers, Carl (20th) Murphy, Thomas B (18th) Walker, Larry (141st)
Lee, William J (94th)
Status Summary HC: Rules SC: LA: 01/29/98 H - Passed/Adopted
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House Action Senate
1/26/98 Read 1st Time
1/28/98 Favorably Reported
1/29/98 Passed/Adopted

HR 848                                              LC 8 3264 
                             A RESOLUTION 
  1- 1  Commending M. Douglas Ivester and inviting him to appear 
  1- 2  before the House of Representatives; and for other purposes. 
  1- 3  WHEREAS, M. Douglas Ivester, a Gainesville, Georgia, native, 
  1- 4  was elected Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive 
  1- 5  Officer of The Coca-Cola Company to succeed the late Roberto 
  1- 6  C. Goizueta; and 
  1- 7  WHEREAS, his distinguished career with the world's largest 
  1- 8  soft drink company has spanned a mere 18 years, and his 
  1- 9  rapid rise to the summit as the tenth Chairman of the Board 
  1-10  in the history of the company indicates that he has the 
  1-11  passion, determination, and wisdom to lead this global 
  1-12  enterprise - America's corporate starship; and 
  1-13  WHEREAS, his former roles have included serving as the chief 
  1-14  financial officer, director of the company's European and 
  1-15  North American businesses, and president of the company 
  1-16  since 1994; and 
  1-17  WHEREAS, his thorough knowledge of corporate operations and 
  1-18  his brilliant financial skill have enabled the company to 
  1-19  forge new policies to ensure sound fiscal management in the 
  1-20  international investment environment; and 
  1-21  WHEREAS, the rich combination of talents this exceptional 
  1-22  Georgian brings to the helm will create enormous 
  1-23  opportunities for his Company and for the many other private 
  1-24  and nonprofit corporations and institutions which have 
  1-25  benefited from Coca-Cola's successes and its generous 
  1-26  philanthropic legacy; and 
  1-27  WHEREAS, his dedicated service as a trustee and secretary of 
  1-28  the Board of Trustees at Brenau University is an example of 
  1-29  his awareness of the value of higher education in the 
  1-30  community in which he grew up and of his generosity and 
  1-31  commitment. 
  1-33  REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body recognize and 
  1-34  commend M. Douglas Ivester on his exemplary career with The 
  1-35  Coca-Cola Company and convey to him their heartiest 
  2- 1  congratulations and best wishes in his new responsibilities 
  2- 2  as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. 
  2- 3  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that M. Douglas Ivester is invited to 
  2- 4  appear before the House of Representatives at a date and 
  2- 5  time to be determined by the Speaker of the House of 
  2- 6  Representatives. 
  2- 7  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of 
  2- 8  Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an 
  2- 9  appropriate copy of this resolution to M. Douglas Ivester. 

Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98