Starbucks details leadership changes
May 17, 2012
SEATTLE — Starbucks Coffee Co. has unveiled several changes in its leadership team. The changes include:
• Lucy Lee Helm as executive vice-president, general counsel and secretary;
• Annie Young-Scrivner as executive vice-president and president of Starbucks Canada;
• Colin Moore as senior vice-president of enterprise optimization; and
• Craig Russell as senior vice-president of global coffee.
“As we continue to sharpen our focus and strengthen our three-region operating model, local relevancy and speed of decision-making are two critical requirements we must deliver so that we can seize opportunities,” said Howard Schultz, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We will never rest when it comes to coffee innovation and elevating the overall coffee experience for our customers. The leadership moves we announced today will enable us to more swiftly position ourselves for the exciting opportunities ahead while never losing sight of the fact that we are a global brand with a rich heritage in coffee, long-standing values and the responsibility to use our scale for good.”