COO and Group President, Starbucks
Roz Brewer is COO and group president for Starbucks, leading the company’s operating businesses across the Americas, licensed stores, and the global functions of marketing, technology, supply chain, product innovation, and store development. She previously held several executive leadership positions at Walmart and was Sam’s Club CEO and president, the first woman and African-American to lead a Walmart division. Brewer spent 22 years at Kimberly-Clark, starting as a scientist and becoming sector president of a global division. Fortune and Forbes have repeatedly recognized her as one of the world’s most powerful women. Brewer’s board service includes her alma mater Spelman College (chair), Starbucks, and, most recently, Amazon.