Rodney Hines United States

  • Director of U.S. Social Impact, Starbucks
  • Director Community Investments, Starbucks
  • Named one of the most creative people in business, Fast Company (2017)


Mick McConnell in conversation with Rodney Hines about the role Starbucks wants to play in local communities.
Mick McConnell in conversation with Rodney Hines about the role Starbucks wants to play in local communities.


Rodney Hines Speaker Profile:

Rodney Hines is the director of social impact for U.S. operations at Starbucks.  As an executive responsible for Starbucks’s social-good initiatives, he is helping to further the coffee giant’s new efforts to hire 10,000 refugees across 75 countries by 2022.  Hines is also leading the company’s ongoing initiative to bring 15 cafés to economically depressed U.S. communities. The stores are built by women or minority-owned contractors, staffed by partners (employees) from the community, carry food made by local diverse vendors and offer free training programs to help people between 16 and 24 who aren’t in school or working to develop job skills.  They also serve as gathering places – communities where people know each other and can come together for conversations.  Five are now open—including one in Ferguson, Missouri, one in Baltimore, Maryland one in Phoenix, Arizona, one in Jamaica, Queens and one in the Chicago neighborhood of Englewood.  All of these stores are not only hitting their sales targets but have already indirectly contributed a total of $10 million in economic development to their respective areas.

In 2017, Hines was named #16 on Fast Company list of most creative people in business 2017: inspiring leaders shaping the future of business.

Those who know Hines talk about his passion and commitment to his work and to the community.

For availability and speaker fees, please contact Rodney Hine’s speaking agent at Chartwell here, or call +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.

Read More

Check Speaker Availability

Please provide your details and we’ll get in touch within 24 hours

    View our related Speakers

    Joel Salatin Speaker
    Joel Salatin
    Sustainability & Food Policy Expert
    Ann Romney Speaker
    Ann Romney
    Best-selling Author & Former First Lady of Massachusetts
    Dr. Kathy Sullivan Speaker
    Dr. Kathy Sullivan
    First American Woman to Walk in Space
    Justin Massa Speaker
    Justin Massa
    Founder & President, Food Genius, Portfolio Director, IDEO
    Jennifer Zhu Scott Speaker
    Jennifer Zhu Scott
    Founding Principal, Radian Partners
    Scott Hartley Speaker
    Scott Hartley
    Venture Capitalist and Best-Selling Author
    Kirby Ferguson Speaker
    Kirby Ferguson
    Viral Film Producer
    Jeffrey Hollender Speaker
    Jeffrey Hollender
    Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Expert
    John Tolva Speaker
    John Tolva
    Expert on Information Technology
    Tom Chatfield Speaker
    Tom Chatfield
    Commentator on Technology & Culture

    We use cookies

    We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our website, to show you personalized content and targeted ads, to analyze our website traffic, and to understand where our visitors are coming from. By browsing our website, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies.

    Accept Cookies