Charleston native, former Coke Consolidated President joins CIU board

Charleston native Henry W. (Hank) Flint is the newest member of the Columbia International University Board of Trustees. 

Flint served as the president and chief operating officer of Coke Consolidated, the nation’s largest Coca-Cola bottler, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina and operating throughout the Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest. 

Flint began his career at Coke Consolidated in 2004 when he joined the company as executive vice president. He was later promoted to vice chairman in 2007 before becoming president in 2012 where he served until 2018. 

Before joining Coke Consolidated, Flint served as a managing partner of the Kennedy Covington law firm, one of the largest law firms in North Carolina. With over two decades of corporate law experience, Flint was named to Best Lawyers in Charlotte, Best Lawyers in North Carolina and Best Lawyers in America. He received his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Virginia in 1980.

Flint currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Coca-Cola Bottlers Association and the Charlotte Metropolitan YMCA Board of Trustees. 

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