Meredith Mapel has been president and CEO of Durango Coca-Cola for five years. The third generation, family-owned business has been operated by her family for over 80 years. Meredith returned home to Durango to join the family business in 1999 and started her career building business partnerships with local and regional customers. Over the past 20 years, she has served in various roles for the company and was appointed President in 2016.
Collaboration is an important focus for Meredith in the local business community as well as the Coca-Cola system. She has represented the smaller, independent Coca-Cola ownerships of the United States and currently serves as the Treasurer for the Coca-Cola Bottler’s Association representing all 67 ownerships in the U.S.
Meredith has participated on many other local boards including First National Bank, Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, Adaptive Sports, San Juan Symphony, and the Colorado Beverage Association. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Scripps College. Her passions are her family, community, the arts, education, outdoor activities, and travel. She is married to Jimmy Kight and they enjoy spending time together in the outdoors.
Meredith's term expires December 31, 2023.