In her new position, Brewer will be responsible for leading the company’s operating businesses across the U.S., Canada and Latin America. She will also head up the global function, product innovations and store development organizations of the business.
Brewer isn't new to leadership. She has held several executive positions throughout her career. She was the CEO of Sam's Club, serving as the first African-American chief executive for the company, and the vice president of Kimberly-Clark Corp. She also made Fortune's most powerful women list in 2015 and 2016.
Now she is excited to continue her journey at the coffeehouse chain.
“I have a deep love and admiration for the Starbucks brand and its people,” Brewer said in the statement. “I am so honored to have the pleasure of working with the Starbucks leadership team to realize our highest of aspirations for the company and I look forward to working closely with the astute and talented leaders across the enterprise.”
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