Carlos Pagoaga is Group Director, Partnerships for The Coca-Cola Company where he is responsible for managing the Company’s community engagement efforts including strategic partnerships, grant making and matching gifts. He has 29 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.
Carlos also has a personal commitment to the community and has served in volunteer roles and leadership positions. He currently serves on the board of the Piedmont Park Conservancy and is the Past Chairman of the Board of the Latin American Association. He has also served as chair of the National Hispanic Corporate Council and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Carlos was also a member of the Regional Leadership Institute’s Class of 1997 and the Leadership Atlanta Class of 1999.
Prior to working for The Coca-Cola Company, he served as vice president of Marketing for Custom Designs of Atlanta, a lease department for Macy’s South. 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. Carlos is a 1990 graduate of Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Marketing. He received his MBA from Georgia State University in 1999.
Carlos and his wife have three children.