Susan Gambardella joined Kimberly-Clark Professional (KCP) as President of North America in February 2020. In this role, Susan is accountable for KCP’s largest region, overseeing $1.9B in annual revenue.
Prior to joining KCP, Susan most recently served as Executive Vice President of Growth Channels at Advantage Solutions, a global provider of technology-enabled sales and marketing business solutions for large consumer goods manufacturers and retailers. She spent 27 years with The Coca-Cola Company in numerous leadership positions, including Sr. Vice President, National Retail Sales and Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant to the CEO and Chairman.
While at The Coca-Cola company, Susan also served as Group Vice-President of the Wendy’s Global Account Team, Senior Vice President of Coca-Cola North America’s Integrated Marketing team, and Zone Vice President for Coca-Cola Foodservice and On-Premise. Before joining The Coca-Cola Company, Susan was a Unit Manager with Procter and Gamble.
As a leader, Susan is known for being a catalyst for positive change and creating value for key stakeholders. She has a passion for developing leaders and fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion. She has held numerous board and council positions and currently serves on the board of directors for Girls, Inc. and The University of Connecticut Foundation. She previously served as chair of Coca-Cola’s Global Women’s Leadership Council, Board of Directors for The Women’s Foodservice Forum, and WFF’s Leadership and Development Annual Conference. Additionally, she served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for The National Restaurant Association, the advisory board for The Center for Accountable Leaders at Kennesaw State University, and the board of Junior Achievement of Atlanta and the Atlanta Women’s Foundation.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Connecticut and executive education certifications from Kellogg and Wharton. She and her husband have two children and reside in Atlanta.