Cecilia Carter is a Senior Corporate Executive with a successful career in corporate marketing, communications and community affairs. As Vice President of Global Diversity, Community & Civic Affairs for Starbucks, she is responsible for the strategy and management of the diversity, community and government affairs and philanthropy functions.
Prior to joining Starbucks, Ms. Carter served as head of community affairs at UBS, one of the world’s leading wealth management firms, where she lead the company’s philanthropic and community outreach in the United States.
Ms. Carter served as Executive Director for the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, a nonprofit operation that provides medical and financial assistance to aging R&B artists. She was also active in the community, serving on Boards for the Urban League of Southern Connecticut and the University of New Haven. She holds a B.A in Psychology from Northwestern University, a Master’s of Management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a Doctorate in Humane Letters from University of New Haven.