Director, Global Social Impact, Starbucks
Alicia Vermaele is a senior manager on the Starbucks Global Social Impact team. Alicia leads Starbucks commitment to hire 10,000 refugees globally by 2022 and works closely with markets outside of the U.S. on strategy and implementation of locally-relevant Social Impact initiatives. In addition, her team also oversees operations for the Starbucks Foundation as well as the company’s global charitable giving. Prior to relocating to Seattle, Alicia was a Deputy Director at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) where she planned and implemented CGI Latin America and CGI Middle East & Africa, convenings that engaged leaders from the private, public, and civil society sectors to make social impact commitments. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University and lives in Seattle with her husband Dan and their daughter Chloe.