Starbucks taps Vahlkamp as marketing chief

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Starbucks Coffee Co., Seattle, named Cynthia A. Vahlkamp exec VP-chief marketing officer, a new position. Ms. Vahlkamp will be responsible for directing all aspects of the global Starbucks brand strategy and product development. Prior to joining Starbucks, Ms. Vahlkamp was VP and general manager-outdoor cooking for Sunbeam Corp., which she left in 1998. She also was U.S. VP-marketing for CompuServe after spending 14 years with Quaker Oats Co. and General Food Corp.

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