Tara Carraro

Nestlé Waters North America: EVP & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Tara Carraro joined Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) in March 2016 as Executive Vice President & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer. She reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the Executive Team. Tara is responsible for leading the continued development and evolution of the company's Corporate Affairs strategy to enhance Nestlé Waters' corporate reputation.

She has a wealth of experience at blue-chip corporations encompassing a broad range of communications disciplines, with a specialty in reputation and issues management. In her current role, Tara oversees the NWNA Corporate Affairs team and guides the company's strategy and planning, executive communication and thought leadership, media relations, crisis and issues management, corporate branding and employee communications and advocacy.

Prior to joining NWNA, Tara was a Senior Vice President, Communications for WWE® – an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment – where she was responsible for global communications. Before her time at WWE, Tara held a variety of Corporate Affairs and Communications roles at Heineken USA, the Altria family of companies and Pepsi-Cola International.

She currently serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for The International Bottled Water Association, an organization that unifies the bottled water industry and represents uncompromising commitment to the safety and availability of bottled water worldwide. She is also a Board Member and Board Secretary for Make A Wish CT, an organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.