Starbucks Coffee Company has announced several leadership changes to accelerate its innovation and growth. The company announced the following leadership moves as it further strengthens its three-region operating model:
Lucy Lee Helm was named executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. Helm has been a partner (employee) at Starbucks for more than 12 years and her appointment as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary comes after serving as interim general counsel since April of 2012. She will lead the Law & Corporate Affairs (L&CA) department, support the Starbucks Board of Directors and serve as a member of the company’s senior leadership team.
Arthur Rubinfeld was named chief creative officer and president, Global Development and Evolution Fresh Retail. Rubinfeld will expand his role to chief creative officer and president, Global Development and Evolution Fresh Retail.