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 | Published on 8/18/2015

Michele Coney

Site Administrator, Mars Chocolate

There’s just something about having an impact on people in one of the world’s most recognized brands. Michele Coney gets to do just that every day. In her role, she says she is most passionate about the people she gets to meet. She likes to be an example to others and loves having a meaningful impact on her company.

She’s been with Mars Chocolate for 17 years and has served in a variety of roles.

When not at work, Coney values her personal relationships with friends and family and works to continue to cultivate those.

Born in Tift County, it’s rumored that she sometimes spontaneously yells out “GO BIG BLUE,” – an homage to her high school mascot, the Tift County Blue Devils. She’s proud of her hometown and the growth it’s seen over the years.


As for her legacy, Coney says she’d like to be remembered as a person was never timid about stepping up to the plate when responsibilities loomed. That she always was eager to accomplish her mission both personally and professionally and that she always treated others as she wanted to be treated.

In addition to her professional roles, she’s also the proud mother of an electrical engineer.