Nicole Smith is a sustainability director focusing on packaging and recovery initiatives for Coca-Cola North America. Nicole joined Coca-Cola Refreshments in 2012, working with 80 manufacturing facilities, leading energy and water efficiency training/initiatives, as well as the recycling programs. In 2015, she transitioned to Coca-Cola North America, partnering with customer teams to collaborate on sustainability projects and just recently transitioned to leading sustainable packaging and recovery. Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Nicole created and ran an environmental division for six years at Design & Source Productions, a boutique product and packaging design firm in New York City.
Nicole graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Design in Architecture. While living in New York City, she was active on the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, the NY Coalition for Resource Recovery, and a staff member of GreenHomeNYC, she also served on the Board and was President of the University of Florida Alumni Association for New York City. She currently serves as Board Chair of SERDC (Southeast Recycling Development Council).