The Puget Sound Business Journal reports that Starbucks Corp. named some new executives Thursday, including a new global marketing officer and a new head of Seattle’s Best Coffee, which will now operate as a separate division.
Annie Young-Scrivner is now responsible for the global marketing and product strategy for the Seattle coffee giant (NASDAQ: SBUX). She most recently was the chief marketing officer and vice president of sales for Quaker Foods and Snacks, a division of PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP). She has a business degree from the University of Washington.
Michelle Gass has been named to the newly created post of president of Seattle’s Best Coffee (SBC), which will now be operated as a separate business unit. According to Starbucks, she’ll be responsible for growing the SBC brand, which currently consists of 550 separately branded cafes in the U.S. She formerly was executive vice president of marketing and category at Starbucks.
“Moving SBC into a distinct and separate business unit will provide the focus necessary to enable SBC’s full potential in the specialty coffee marketplace,” said Howard Schultz, CEO, president and chairman, in a statement.
John Culver has been named president of Starbucks’ global consumer products and food service unit.
All three will report to Schultz.