Starbucks has appointed Rachel Gonzalez as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. She reports to Chief Executive Officer Kevin Johnson.

At Starbucks, Gonzalez will lead the Law & Corporate Affairs Department, support the Starbucks board of directors, and serve as a member of the company’s executive leadership team.

Gonzalez joins Starbucks from technology company Sabre, where she was formerly chief administrative officer. In her previous role at Sabre, Gonzalez led a global team responsible for human resources, corporate communications, legal strategy, regulatory affairs, corporate compliance, and government affairs. She joined Sabre in 2014 as executive vice president and general counsel.

Prior to joining Sabre, Gonzalez served as executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary with Dean Foods.  Previously, she was senior vice president and group counsel with Affiliated Computer Services. And earlier in her career, Gonzalez was a partner with the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where she focused on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, SEC compliance, and corporate governance.