The general counsel and secretary to Starbucks Coffee Company, Paula Boggs, will leave on 2nd April 2012 to join the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama. Boggs is an army veteran, who was assigned to the Pentagon. She has worked as a staff attorney at the White House, trial lawyer at Preston Gates & Ellis in Seattle and joined Starbucks in 2002 after leaving Dell Computer Corporation.
Ms Boggs will work for Barack Obama for the second time, volunteering as an advocate during his campaign. In 2010, Boggs was appointed by President Obama to the White House Council for Community Solutions who find innovative ways to address youth unemployment. In addition to her work, Ms Boggs sits on several boards and panels such as the being the Washington State Delegate to the American Bar Association (ABA), a trustee of Johns Hopkins University and on the American Red Cross Board of Governors.