Executive Team

Dennis Brockman

senior vice president, chief inclusion & diversity officer

Dennis Brockman is senior vice president, chief inclusion & diversity officer. Promoted to this role in March 2021, Dennis is responsible for leading Starbucks global inclusion and diversity strategy and guiding Starbucks journey to advance racial and social equity for our partners (employees), our community and our society.

A 13-year Starbucks partner, Dennis most recently served as regional vice president for the Midwest region and has been a key member of the North America Leadership Team, representing US Retail partners. Dennis began his career at Starbucks as a district manager in the Kansas City metropolitan area and was later promoted to regional director, where he oversaw company-operated and licensed stores in Chicago.

Dennis holds a degree in business administration and management from Emporia State University. Dennis, his wife and two children live in Chicago, Illinois. He’s passionate about spending time with family and friends, supporting his church and community – and gets his energy boost from exercise and his favorite drink, a Starbucks cappuccino.