Ace Spring Convention: Howard Schultz

Ace Spring Convention Welcomes Howard Schultz, Former Starbucks Chairman and CEO

We are excited to announce that former Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz will be joining us during the General Session at the 2019 Spring Convention in Orlando. Join us at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26 in the Orange County Convention Center in South B Hall.

Howard Schultz built Starbucks Coffee Company into one of the world’s most recognized and respected businesses, a company committed to strengthening communities through human connection and innovation.

Howard grew up in public housing in Brooklyn, and was the first in his family to graduate college. As a young entrepreneur, he set out to build a different kind of company, one that delivers business excellence through a culture of compassion. Under his leadership, Starbucks grew from eleven stores to more than 28,000 in 77 countries, while pioneering programs like comprehensive healthcare, stock ownership and free college tuition for full and part-time employees. In 2018, Starbucks ranked fifth on Fortune’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies.”

Along with his wife, Sheri, Howard also is co-founder of the Schultz Family Foundation which is committed to lifting the human spirit and bringing possibility to everyone, regardless of skin color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or station in life.

From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America

His most recent book, “From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America,” (2019), chronicles his childhood experiences alongside his journey to redefine the role and responsibility of a company in society today. Howard’s groundbreaking initiatives through Starbucks and the Schultz Family Foundation have extended employment and educational opportunities to hundreds of thousands of people.

In June 2018, Howard stepped down from Starbucks and became chairman emeritus.

Every General Session attendee will receive a copy of his latest book titled “From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America.”

Look forward to seeing you there!


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