Chief Community Officer, Starbucks Coffee Company
Blair Taylor is chief community officer for Starbucks Coffee Company and president of Starbucks Foundation Board of Directors. He joined Starbucks in 2012 as executive vice president of Starbucks Global Partner Resources (HR) and head of all CSR functions. Taylor was previously president and CEO of the Los Angeles Urban League and executive vice president of College Summit. His private-sector experience includes serving as president and CEO of a retail franchising company focused on low-income communities and leadership roles with PepsiCo and IBM. Fast Company recognized Taylor as one of the nation’s most creative executives for 2014, and PR Week named him a Top 50 Innovator in 2013.