DePauw grad promoted to Starbucks Coffee post

Jim Alling, a 1983 graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, has been named president of Starbucks Coffee International, the Seattle company announced today.

Alling takes over for Martin Coles, who was promoted to chief operating officer of the Starbucks parent company.

Alling, who jumped to Starbucks from Nestle USA in 1997, most recently was president of Starbuck’s domestic coffee operations. In those two years he opened 2,700 stores.

At DePauw, he majored in economics and Spanish, then received an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management.

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