Seattle / WA. (sc) Starbucks Coffee Company announced that Paula Boggs will retire as general counsel and secretary on April 02nd, 2012. In June Boggs will join President Obama´s re-election campaign. Based in Seattle and Santa Fe, she will be volunteering as an advocate for the campaign in communities across the country. In 2010 Boggs was appointed by President Obama to the White House Council for Community Solutions whose work is focused on identifying, highlighting and enabling innovative community solutions to youth unemployment. Starbucks chairman and CEO Howard Schultz said that «Paula is an exemplary leader and has built a world class legal team. I am personally grateful for her friendship, counsel and dedication to and passion for her fellow partners (employees) and the communities Starbucks serves around the world. She is leaving Starbucks in a better place than when she arrived, we wish Paula the very best and we will miss her».