Jennifer Kraft is senior vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary for Starbucks. Jennifer joined Starbucks in September 2020 and is responsible for leading a team of partners who provide legal support for securities and corporate governance, licensing, and mergers and acquisitions. In her role, Jennifer also works closely with the Starbucks Board of Directors.
Jennifer has extensive experience in corporate governance and securities law, working closely with public company boards of directors. Immediately prior to joining Starbucks, Jennifer served as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at United Airlines in Chicago. In her role at United, Jennifer advised United’s Board of Directors on complex corporate governance and securities law matters and also had oversight responsibility for a cross-functional team within United’s legal department that supported functions including securities and corporate governance, commercial contracts, government contracts, corporate finance, fleet, alliances, real estate and United’s loyalty program.
Prior to joining United, Jennifer served as Vice President and Corporate Secretary at Aon Corporation, and previously was a senior associate at Latham & Watkins.
Jennifer received her bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University where she was a full scholarship member of the women’s volleyball team and an Academic All-American, and her juris doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.
Jennifer currently serves as a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago and the Children at the Crossroads Foundation.
Jennifer enjoys traveling (especially with her daughter), cooking, and, as a native Wisconsinite, cheering on the Green Bay Packers. Her favorite Starbucks beverage is a matcha green tea latte in the winter and an iced chai tea latte in the summer.