Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Carnival Corporation
Carlos Orta joined Carnival Corporation in March 2014 as Vice President of Corporate Affairs and has leadership and oversight of state, local and international affairs. He also works closely with corporate communications and community relations, and leads the company’s efforts in Diversity & Inclusion.
From April 2006 to February 2014, Carlos served as President & CEO of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR). Under his leadership, revenue and corporate memberships nearly doubled, several new programs and initiatives were created, the HACR Research Institute was revitalized, and the organization produced an award-winning, short documentary film series called Insider Game.
Prior to leading HACR, Carlos spent 10 years at three Fortune 500 companies: Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Ford Motor Company, and Waste Management, Inc., in the areas of Government Relations, Community Affairs, and Philanthropy.
In May of this year, Carlos becomes Chairman of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. He is past chairman of Leadership Miami (1998-1999), a member of Leadership Florida, Class XV, and an Aspen Institute Ideas Festival Scholar (2009).
Carlos was born in Havana, Cuba, lived in Madrid, Spain for a short time before the family settled in Miami, FL in the summer of 1971. A proud graduate of Barry University, he currently resides in Miami, FL with his wife, Mary Ann Gomez Orta.