John Kelly is senior vice president of Global Responsibility, Community and Public Policy at Starbucks where he oversees the development and execution of Starbucks strategies and functions.
Before beginning his role at Starbucks in 2013, John worked at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington where he led a variety of global policy, regulatory, and political initiatives over his 15-year career there. His most recent position was Vice President of the Industry Affairs Group in Microsoft’s Legal and Corporate Affairs Department. Prior to this assignment, John worked in Europe as the leader of Corporate Affairs for Europe, Middle East, and Africa where he led policy and corporate social responsibility strategies. Before Microsoft, John worked for nearly a decade in Washington, D.C. in a variety of government policy roles.
John is a member on the Nature Conservancy Business Council and sits on the board of the Washington Wildlife & Recreation Coalition.