Marybeth Murphy

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Marybeth MurphyMarybeth Murphy

Coca Cola Bottling Co. of Northern New England
Key Account Executive

Years with company:  18 years

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations:

  • Bachelor of Science – So. NH University
  • Coca Cola Women’s Link
  • Bedford (NH) Jaguars Cheer Association
  • St Elizabeth Seton Church

 Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: I am lucky to say that I have had many people mentor me throughout my life.  However, there are three people that stand out:  The first is my mother, who taught me to be the strong, confident woman I am today.  The second is Tom Bullock of Amoskeag Beverages, who taught me to never give up until the sale is final.  And third, Andrew Marchesseault who I have worked with at Coca Cola for the past 15 years, who taught me the importance of how to make and work a plan to achieve the goals I set for myself.  I am very grateful for all they have taught me.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to date? The proudest moment and the moment that thus far has defined my career is maintaining a grounded work /life balance, which provides a positive example to my 14 year old daughter of how a successful business woman can also be a truly successful, if not always perfect, mom.

Most challenging part of your job: The decision to continue my career and build a family has always been my most defining and challenging decision and the best decision I have ever made.

Advice for upcoming younger executives: My advice is that you can have it all, you just cannot have it all every day.  Everything is a give and take.  You need to find your balance and remember you are human and that each mistake is a learning opportunity to be a better person, both professionally and personally, tomorrow.