Creating a Customer-Centric Culture
Lisa A. Compton, Vice President of Operations, is responsible for leading store operations with the 480-store Starbucks' southeast region. She manages an $8 million operating budget, is responsible for devising regional sales initiatives and plans new stores for the region. With Starbucks since 1998, Lisa began in Marketing, shifted to Brand Development, and then moved into Operations in 2000. Prior to joining Starbucks, Lisa spent eight years in marketing and accounts management with Avia. She holds a BBA from Baylor University and is a board member for Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta. In 2005 Lisa was recognized as "one of Atlanta's 25 most powerful women" by Atlanta Women's Magazine. Lisa and her husband Bill have three children.