John Kelly is Senior Vice President of Global Public Affairs & Social Impact at Starbucks where he oversees the development and execution of Starbucks strategies for global communication, reputation management, corporate social responsibility, community investments and public policy. His responsibilities include media relations, integrated brand marketing and product launches, executive thought leadership, partner communications, social impact initiatives, ethical sourcing, sustainability, and government affairs for all brands across all business units and geographic regions. He is a passionate advocate for the Starbucks social impact agenda and the company’s 330,000 partners. In 2013 after joining Starbucks, John created, developed, and launched the Starbucks Veteran and Military Spouse Hiring Initiative, which set a five-year goal for Starbucks to hire 10,000 Veterans and Military spouses by 2018. In addition, John oversaw media campaigns to accurately and responsibly portray veterans as community leaders and valuable members of the Starbucks brand. John sits on the boards of the National Points of Light Foundation, the Nature Conservancy Business Council, and the Starbucks Foundation.