Mary Rosas

Leadership Position: Advocacy Co-Chair
Leadership Committee Group: BizFed Officer
At Starbucks, Mary is responsible for government affairs in Central and Southern California as well as the Southwestern states.  She monitors policy changes that affects the quick service Industry and establishes partnerships with community stakeholders.  Mary’s career has covered managing government relations with local, and state leaders for over 20 years.  Her career in alliance development spans across the Western Region of the United States mobilizing community groups on issues in the fields of energy, health, and community engagement.  In addition, she was a gubernatorial appointee by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve as Deputy Director of the California Department of Consumer Affairs Division.  Here she led a team of 120 with five offices across the state to promote fraud prevention programs by engaging local municipalities and community leaders. Her community involvement includes serving as a Commissioner for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services, Board Secretary for Latinas Lead California PAC and Vision Y Compromiso, a statewide organization providing training to promotores that deliver services to low-income communities. Mary was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley and is a resident of Granada Hills, CA.  She enjoys visiting Mexico and learning about her family’s roots which are based in Michoacan, Mexico.  Her number one favorite activity is being on a sunny, warm beach like Loreto, Baja, California. Her favorite Starbucks beverage is based on the Southern California weather, summertime it is Salted Cream Cold Foam Brew with one equal and every AM it’s tall Pike Place with cream and one equal.