Carlos Pagoaga

Carlos Pagoaga is Senior Director, Circular Economy for The Coca-Cola Foundation where he is responsible for directing The Coca-Cola Foundation’s global recycling initiatives. He has 33 years of national and international experience in external facing roles including Community Relations, Public Relations and Grant Management with The Coca-Cola Company and The Coca-Cola Foundation.

He is involved in numerous community activities. Pagoaga currently serves as Vice Chair, Board of Directors of Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals, Communications Committee Chair at the Piedmont Park Conservancy, and board of trustees’ member for The Nature Conservancy of Georgia and the Trust for Public Lands Georgia Chapter. He previously served as chairman of the National Hispanic Corporate Council, The Latin American Association, and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Regional Leadership Institute’s Class of 1997 and the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2009.

Prior to working for The Coca-Cola Company, he served as vice president of Marketing for Custom Designs of Atlanta where his responsibilities included oversight of the Customer Service, Advertising and Vendor Departments.

Born in Havana, Cuba, he was five months old when his family moved to Atlanta, Georgia. He is a 1990 graduate of Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Marketing major. He received his MBA from Georgia State in 1999.

Carlos is married and has three children.