Morris Smith has held numerous positions with increasing responsibility during his tenure in the Coca-Cola system. Morris is currently the Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications and Sustainability for Arca Continental Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages. He is responsible for managing the core public affairs and communications accountabilities for Houston, San Antonio, and Austin, Texas. Morris is responsible for government relations, issues management, stakeholder relations, local media relations, local community giving strategy, and leadership communications.
Morris is a graduate of Valparaiso University and holds an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. Among his recognition are the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boys and Girls Club Legacy Award, The YMCA Black and Hispanic Achievers Award, and Dollars and Cents Magazine’s Best and Brightest Business and Professional Men and Women Award. Morris served as the Chairman of the Board for 100 Black Men of Chicago, Board Member PUSH-EXCEL, Board Member, William A Lawson Institute for Peace and Prosperity, and is Nominations and Governance Chair for Houston Area Urban League.