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Rodney Hines

Rodney Hines is the director of social impact for U.S. operations at Starbucks. He leads the company's strategy to launch and sustain stores in lower income, diverse communities throughout the country. Previously, as Executive Director of the Starbucks Foundation, Rodney has played an integral role in delivering key strategies globally, including Starbucks Global Month of Service.

Prior to Starbucks, Rodney served as the U.S. Community Affairs Manager at Microsoft Corporation and Public Affairs Associate at Cedar River Associates. Before moving to Seattle, his experience was principally non-profit management and leadership, including roles at Casey Strategic Learning Center, a project of the Casey Family Program and the University of Kansas Center; City Year National and City Year Chicago; and Wheaton College.

Currently, Rodney serves on the board of On the Boards theatre and is a member of both the Community Advisory Council for the Seattle Art Museum and the Seattle University Youth Initiative Advisory Board."