Starbucks promotes John Culver to COO and group president, North America

Coffee company also promotes Michael Conway, Michelle Burns, two seasoned executives

Starbucks promoted John Culver to group president, North America and chief operating officer. He will fill the COO role vacated by Rosalind Brewer, who left the company for Walgreens in February. The Seattle-based coffee giant also promoted Michael Conway to group president, International and Channel Development, and Michelle Burns to executive vice president, Global Coffee, Tea and Cocoa.

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