Lucy Helm, Seattle, Washington, is Starbucks’ Executive Vice President and Chief Partner Officer. Ms. Helm has been a partner (employee) at Starbucks since 2000. In her role, she leads the global Law & Corporate Affairs department, in 16 offices around the world. She also supports the Starbucks Board of Directors, and serves as a member of the company’s senior leadership team. In addition to her work at Starbucks, Lucy serves on the board of the Washington YMCA Youth & Government Programme; on the advisory board of Disability Rights Advocates, a non-profit disability law centre; and as the co-chair for the Campaign for Equal Justice.