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June Nwabara, Partner, Starbucks Coffee Company

June is a nine year partner at Starbucks Coffee Company and currently serves as Regional Director of Operations.  She leads store operations within TN overseeing 92 stores.  She manages a team of district managers to create and maintain the Starbucks Experience for partners and customers.  

June is results oriented and consistently establishes connections with  others facilitating attainment of exceeding goals in a highly productive and professional work environment.  She and her team do volunteerism with numerous organizations throughout TN including but not limited to Hands on Nashville, National Civil Rights Museum, and Habitat for Humanity.

Prior to joining Starbucks, June spent thirteen years with Darden Restaurants and held numerous positions including General Manager, Divisional Training Manager and Director of Operations.  She restored profitability and success to several restaurants and reduced turnover through improved consistency of caring and fairness principles in personnel practices.  As GM, she was one of fourteen chosen to sit on the President’s Council.

June holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Michigan State University.  She currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors with Hands on Nashville . In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family , friends, and chocolate lab named Lucky, traveling, food and wine pairing while exploring breathtaking locations.