Benita Chinn (Atlanta, Georgia) is the Sr. Director of Manufacturing Capabilities & Systems at PepsiCo. She graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology. After 6 years of doubling the Arizona facility in size, output and staffing, she was awarded the prestigious Supply Chain Leadership Award for Gatorade and became the Plant Director for the Oakland, CA Gatorade Manufacturing Facility. She led the Oakland Gatorade facility from a plant ranking of last place to 1st Place in less than 6 months, winning the prestigious Founder’s Award for #1 Gatorade Bottling Facility in North America. Benita has led PepsiCo operations from “good to great” in Quaker Foods, Gatorade and Pepsi Soft Drink businesses. Benita also serves as a Board Member for the South Fulton County Chamber of Commerce in Georgia and the Executive Director for Business Development with Success Prep Academy, a non-profit organization in Georgia. She is a graduate of Leadership America 2018.