Keynote Speakers

Carol Tomé

Carol Tomé

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President – Corporate Services, The Home Depot

Carol B. Tomé has served as chief financial officer since May 2001 and was named executive vice president of corporate services at The Home Depot in January 2007. She provides leadership in the areas of real estate, financial services and strategic business development. Her corporate finance duties include financial reporting and operations, financial planning and analysis, internal audit, investor relations, treasury and tax.

Carol joined The Home Depot in 1995. Prior to that, she was vice president and treasurer of Riverwood International Corporation. Carol began her career as a commercial lender with United Bank of Denver (now Wells Fargo) and then spent several years as director of banking for the Johns-Manville Corporation.

In 2003, Carol joined the UPS board of directors and currently serves as chair of the audit committee. From January 2008 through December 2013, Carol served as a board member for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, in both a board chair and board vice-chair capacity. In 2012, she chaired the board of The Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the second woman chair in the organization’s 150-year history.

Carol serves as a trustee or board member for a number of organizations including Grady Hospital. Carol also serves as Chair of the Policy Advisory Board for the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and Chair of the board of trustees for the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Further, she is a member of The Committee of 200 and The Buckhead Coalition.

In 2012, The Wall Street Journal ranked Carol No. 2 on its list of the best chief financial officers in corporate America and in 2013, Fortune magazine listed her among the top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, for the second consecutive year. In 2013, Carol was named a laureate and a member of the Junior Achievement of Georgia Business Hall of Fame. In 2011, she received a distinguished alumna award from the University of Wyoming. Carol was recognized with the 2009 Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans award by BDN Network and the 2009 CFO of the Year award by the CFO Roundtable. She ranked No. 16 in Forbes magazine’s 2008 list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women and was included by The Wall Street Journal on its list of 50 Women to Watch in 2007.

Carol holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Wyoming and a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Denver.

Taz Bhatia

Taz Bhatia

Physician, Best-Selling Author, International Lecturer, Acupuncturist, Certified Nutritionist

Nationally recognized, Dr. Tasneem Bhatia MD (Dr. Taz MD) is board-certified in integrative medicine, pediatrics, holistic medicine and a wellness expert, specializing in women’s health, weight loss, hair loss, thyroid conditions, nutrition and family wellness. She is the author of “What Doctors Eat,” “The 21 Day Belly Fix,” and the breakthrough best-seller “Super Woman RX.” As a highly-sought after speaker, she’s had the opportunity to share with audiences as a keynote for TEDx and GOOP Wellness summit. Dr Taz is frequently featured in numerous media outlets including The Today Show, the Doctors, Dr. Oz and Live with Kelly and Ryan.

Personal health challenges in her twenties combined with a broken health care system motivated Dr. Taz to pursue an alternative definition of health and healthy living. Early in her medical practice, as a young resident, Dr. Taz began searching for answers to her own health issues. Studying various systems of medicine, she found a wealth of information not yet taught in conventional medical schools.

A pioneer and trailblazer, Dr. Taz opened her unique and innovative practice, CentreSpringMD (formerly the Atlanta Center of Holistic and Integrative Medicine) in 2009. The practices serve as integrative medical homes for the whole family – from pediatric care to adults, prevention, and advanced therapy for disease. Expansion continues with multiple locations and providers and the launch of CentreSpringMD Spa and CentreSpringMD Pediatrics.

Ceree Eberly

Ceree Eberly

Ceree Eberly, Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer, The Coca-Cola Company (retired)

Ceree Eberly was appointed to the role of Chief People Officer and Senior Vice President for The Coca-Cola Companyin 2009.She joined the Company in 1990and has since served in avariety of leadership roles. In 1998, Ceree became theHuman Resources Director, Central America & Caribbean Division in San José, Costa Rica, where she oversaw both Company and bottling operations’ human resources strategies. In 2003, she was appointed Vice President, Corporate Business Unit, where she led the support of the worldwide McDonald's business in technical operations, quality assurance, social responsibility, communications, global juice portfolio, IT and human resources. Ceree filled this role until 2007,when she became the Group Human Resources Director for Europe.

As Chief People Officer, Ceree leads an organization responsible for developing and transforming approximately 150,000 Coca-Cola employees across more than 200 countries into a competitive advantage, and transforming the quality of the Company’s workplace into a global differentiator. She is a member of the senior operating leadership of the Company, responsible for directing the Company’s long term vision and strategy and operational initiatives, as well as working closely with Coca-Cola’s Board of Directors in the area of executive compensation, talent management, leadership succession, diversity and human/workplace rights She serves as chair of the Board of Trustees for Oglethorpe University; serves on the AACSB International Business Practices Council,part of the global accrediting body for business schools worldwide; past board member of various nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Ceree is a member of Women Corporate Directors global organization; International Women’s Forum; Human Resources Global Leadership organizations such as HR Policy Association, Corporate Leadership Council and Personnel Roundtable. She is an ongoing mentor to female leaders and has a number of reverse millennial mentors, as well as being executive sponsor of Coca-Cola’s Millennial Voices organization. Cereehas a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee, graduatingwith high honors.