Shahara Ahmad-Llewellyn, President, S. Ahmad-Llewellyn Family Foundation: Shahara Ahmad-Llewellyn is a former owner and Vice Chairman of the Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Inc., a privately held corporation and the fourth largest Coke bottler in the United States. Prior to the bottling business, she owned a home care company and had a long, groundbreaking and successful career in the home health-care field, having pioneered the creation of home care in New York City. She received Presidential appointments from both President Carter and President Clinton. When General Colin Powell started and chaired America’s Promise, he appointed her his first Vice Chairman. In addition, she has received numerous awards and honors.
Ms. Ahmad-Llewellyn is a founding member of several organizations and just recently stepped down as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of The National Constitution Center. She currently serves as a Vice Chairman of Jazz at Lincoln Center, is Vice Chairman of The New 42nd Street, and is on the board of Peace First. Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed her a Commissioner to the NYC Commission on Women’s Issues. She is a Founding Board member of Platform, a new organization designed to increase diverse participation and success in the growing innovation economy. She continues to be involved with various ventures and projects as well as maintaining her philanthropic activities and interests through the Shahara Ahmad-Llewellyn Family Foundation.