Blair Taylor

by LP Green, II

Chief Community Officer & EVP, Global Partner Resources
Starbucks Corp

Blair Taylor is Chief Community Officer & EVP, Global Partner Resources for Starbucks Corporation. In this role, Taylor brings a passion for helping communities thrive around the globe and serving Starbucks 120,000 partners (employees) worldwide. He is responsible for the company’s culture, HR, community, government relations, diversity, and global responsibility efforts. He also serves as the President of the Starbucks Foundation Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Starbucks, Taylor served as President and CEO of the Los Angeles Urban League. He is credited with transforming the agency through innovative nation-leading community engagement programs, such as Neighborhoods@Work, a holistic community reform model. He was twice named as one of the nation’s “Top 50 Non Profit Executives” by Non Profit Times. Taylor also served as Executive Vice President of College Summit, a national college access initiative.

Taylor has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Amherst College and a MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Studies from UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management.

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