Starbucks elects Robert Gates to board

Starbucks elects Robert Gates to board

Starbucks has appointed former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to its board of directors, the coffeehouse chain said Wednesday.

Currently the chancellor of the College of William & Mary in Virginia, Gates was elected to Starbucks’ board and will serve on the nominating and corporate governance committee.

The move comes at a time when Starbucks is rapidly growing its presence overseas, particularly in China.

“We are honored and humbled to

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