Orin C. Smith

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Orin C. Smith (born 1942) was President and Chief Executive Officer of Starbucks Corporation from 2000 to 2005. He joined Starbucks as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1990, became President and Chief Operating Officer in 1994, and became a director of Starbucks in 1996. Prior to joining Starbucks, Mr. Smith spent most of his career in management consulting with Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Smith is a director of Nike, Inc. and The Walt Disney Company. He was elected Independent Lead Director of The Walt Disney Company on March 13, 2012. He also serves as Chairman of the Starbucks Foundation, Vice Chairman of the University of Washington Board of Regents and member of the Conservation International Board of Directors. Smith graduated from the University of Washington in 1965 and the Harvard Business School in 1967. Mr. Smith is the recipient of many honors and awards, including the highest honor given to graduates of the Harvard Business School and one of Business Week's best managers in 2004.

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Orin C. Smith is a resident of Seattle, Washington. He graduated from WF West High School in Chehalis, Washington where he grew up and the local library bears his mother's name.

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