Starbucks Announces New Leadership


TORONTO — Annie Young-Scrivner, Starbucks Canada EVP and president, has been named EVP and president of Teavana, while Rossann Williams has been appointed SVP and president of Starbucks Canada.


Andy Mack, Teavana founder and CEO, helped with the integration of Teavana and Starbucks but is now retiring from the company.

“We are grateful for Andy’s leadership establishing Teavana as a world-class leader responsible for bringing premium tea to millions of customers over the past 17 years. Under Annie’s leadership, we plan to do for tea what we did for coffee by significantly expanding the availability of new and innovative Teavana products in Starbucks and Teavana retail stores and through other channels,” said Cliff Burrows, group president, U.S., Americas and Teavana.

Prior to her role leading Canada, Young-Scrivner served for three years as Starbucks global chief marketing officer and president of Tazo Tea.

Williams has held numerous leadership positions within Starbucks U.S. and internationally. Prior to her current partner resources role leading the company’s Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Diversity, and Community Investments, she served as division SVP of the Starbucks Sunbelt region in the U.S.


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