Chicago native Mellody Hobson will become vice chair at Starbucks once chairman Howard Schultz steps down from his post at the end of the month, Black Enterprise reports.
Hobson, who is the president of the largest Black-owned money management firm in the U.S., Ariel Investments, LLC., currently serves as a director on Starbucks’ board. She has also served on the boards of Estée Lauder, DreamWorks Animation and Groupon, according to Fortune.
Schultz announced on Monday that he will be stepping down as chairman at the coffee chain, which he’s been a part of for 30 years. It is rumored that he is considering a run for president in 2020.