Distinguished Alumnus

Barry University Distinguished Alumni Awards

Carlos F. Orta ’95

Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Carnival Corporation & plc

Carlos F. Orta joined Carnival Corporation & plc in 2014 as Vice President of Corporate Affairs. His responsibilities include the leadership and oversight of state, local and international affairs as well as global, multi-cultural initiatives for Carnival.

From 2006 to 2014, Orta was President & CEO of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), a Washington, DC based nonprofit. During his time at HACR, revenue and corporate memberships doubled, and several new programs and initiatives were created and launched, including the HACR Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers Program, the HACR CEO Roundtable, and the award-winning, short documentary film series Insider Game.

Prior to leading HACR, Orta spent 10 years at three Fortune 500 companies – Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Ford Motor Company, and Waste Management, Inc. – where he led government relations and community engagement at the local, state, and national levels.

Between 1989 and 1996, he was involved with several Florida based political organizations and campaigns, worked for two members of the Florida House of Representatives, and served as Executive Director of the Miami-Dade County Legislative Delegation.

A proud Barry University graduate (BA, Liberal Studies), Orta currently serves on the board of directors of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, the South Florida Progress Foundation, and recently joined the United Way of Miami’s Toqueville Society. He is past chairman of Leadership Miami and a member of Leadership Florida, Class XV.