# howard schultz

Howard Schult’z retirement has sparked rumors of a presidential run in 2020
‘We’re going to make the right decision a hundred percent of the time and give people the key’
Over 1,500 employees came together for a forum with their executive chairman
Howard Schultz stepping down as Starbucks CEO in 2017; current COO, Kevin Johnson, to replace him
Coffee chain is providing employees access to a digital tool from TurboVote
Years ago, Starbucks’ CEO approached Shaquille O’Neal for a lucrative partnership, but Shaq declined
Howard Schultz’s friends and supporters are urging him to join the 2016 presidential race to run against Hillary Clinton
The company will focus on contributing to “the national understanding around a set of key issues.”
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said that the initiative ended as planned on March 22, with more race-conscious efforts to come

More than 150,000 Starbucks consumers are urging CEO Howard Schultz to make the switch to organic milk. (Photo: flickr/PG.NETO)