Starbucks has made several leadership appointments, including promoting John Culver to Group President, North America and COO, effective June 28, 2021. He has been with the company since 2002 and has led Starbucks International since 2006.
The retailer also promoted Michael Conway to Group President, International and Channel Development. Conway has been with Starbucks since 2013 as head of Channel Development. In his new role he will oversee the retail business segment for all markets outside the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, Michelle Burns was promoted to EVP, Global Coffee, Tea and Cocoa.
“As we plan for the 2022 fiscal year and beyond, Starbucks is fortunate to have a deep, talented and diverse team of senior executives we are able to tap to help lead us forward,” said Kevin Johnson, President and CEO of Starbucks in a statement. “These appointments support our Growth at Scale agenda to bring about predictable, sustainable growth for the long-term, as well as our commitments to being a people positive and planet positive company.”