• Former Starbucks President Howard Behar to Speak at Mt. Hood Community College

    Howard Behar on Servant Leadership

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    Don't miss this free event with the former President of Starbucks

    Gresham, Ore. — Former Starbucks President Howard Behar will be speaking on the topic of Servant Leadership at a free lunchtime presentation on November 30, from Noon-1:00 p.m. at the Mt. Hood Community College Theater.

    For 21 years Behar led Starbuck's domestic business as President of North America, and became the founding President of Starbucks International, opening the very first store outside of North America in Japan. During his tenure, he participated in the growth of the company from only 28 stores to over 15,000 stores spanning five continents. He served on the Starbucks Board of Directors for twelve years before retiring.

    Howard now serves on the boards of several for-profit and non-profit organizations, including Education Element, iD Tech, The School of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University. He is on the advisory boards of Anthos Capital, University of Washington Foundation, and a Trustee for The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation.

    He is also an accomplished author, having penned two books on leadership: “It’s Not About the Coffee,” and “The Magic Cup.” A book signing will take place immediately following the talk.

    The event is free and open to the public. Seating is open and on a first-come-first served basis. Parking on campus is free.