VP, Strategy and Planning, Global Customer and Commercial Leadership, The Coca-Cola Company
Paula Dart is a 20+ year veteran in the CPG and retail industries. Most of her career has been spent at The Coca-Cola Company where in her current role, she is the Vice President of Strategy and Planning for the Global Customer and Commercial Leadership function working directly for the Chief Customer and Commercial Officer. Her team is responsible for strategic and annual planning, customer and commercial performance metrics and data analytics, and all communications platforms for the global function.
Paula began her career on the agency side working with large multi-national restaurant, retail and entertainment clients. From there, she joined The Coca-Cola Company where she spent 15 years in a variety of roles in the United States including shopper and customer marketing, channel marketing, strategy and development, and category operations. For the past three years, Paula has worked in the corporate function initially leading work on global customer and commercial execution and emerging capabilities before being appointed into her current role.
With a passion for people, Paula has been recognized as an inspirational leader at Coca-Cola and has formally and informally mentored dozens of associates throughout her career. Additionally, she has been awarded several operating and marketing awards for her accomplishments and business results over the years.
Outside of work, Paula spends the majority of time with her husband of 22 years and her four children ages 18 to 7 years old. She is active in her community and enjoys volunteering at her children’s schools and supporting their many academic, musical, civic and athletic endeavors.
Paula has a Bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College, which is an all-women’s, liberal arts school affiliated with The University of Notre Dame.