Paula has been with The Coca-Cola Company for 17 years and is currently the Director of Industry Affairs. She has extensive experience working collaboratively with customers to drive awareness and to bring the company’s strategies to life through tradeshows, conferences and industry media.
Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, Paula held several sales and marketing roles with Contour Marketing, Delta Air Lines, Reebok Ltd. and Nestles which provided her the opportunity to travel throughout the Southeast and the State of Georgia.
Paula is actively serving her community. She was a Mayor appointee for the City of Smyrna’s Vision Plan for future strategic development and is currently serving on its Parks and Recreation Board.
In addition to serving on the Board, Paula was the Chairwoman of the Innovation Foundation Fund and the 2005 Parks Bond Referendum which passed overwhelmingly. In 2003 she was a member of Smyrna’s City Council representing Ward 4. Paula is a two-term member on the Valdosta State University Alumni Board.
Paula holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Organizational Communications from Valdosta State University. She grew up in Jacksonville, FL and presently lives in Smyrna, GA with her dog Olive.
Paula has been on the GFPE Board since 2021, joining as part of the merger of the Innovation Fund Foundation and the GFPE, and as a resident of Cobb Co., represents the West Metro Region.