Karyn Dest Harrington is currently Vice President for Strategic Communications at Coca-Cola North America. She has been at Coca-Cola since 2004 and has held a variety of management positions including Director of Public Affairs; Senior Manager of Public Policy Communications and Manager of Government Relations. Karyn began her professional career as a Congressional Page and then a TV reporter in both Missouri and Michigan. She has a Bachelors in Journalism from University of Missouri-Columbia and an MBA from the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. She also holds a certificate in State and Local Government from The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Karyn is a JSA Alum from Georgetown Summer School 1995 and resides in Atlanta, Georgia.