Paula E. Boggs
Paula E. Boggs, a songwriter and the lead vocalist for the Paula Boggs Band, is the founder and owner of Boggs Media, LLC. Since 2013, she has been a member of the President's Committee for the Arts and the Humanities, and was previously a member of the White House Council for Community Solutions from 2010 to 2012.
Ms. Boggs has held a variety of professional and community leadership roles over the past 25+ years. A former executive at the Starbucks Coffee Company, she led the global law department of Starbucks from 2002 to 2012, and was corporate Secretary of the Starbucks Foundation. Prior to that, Ms. Boggs was a Vice President of legal for products, operations and information technology at Dell Computer Corporation from 1997 to 2002 and also held the role of Senior Deputy General Counsel starting in June 1997. Before joining Dell, Ms. Boggs was a Partner with the law firm of Preston Gates & Ellis LLP from 1995 to 1997, where she served as a trial lawyer specializing in corporate civil litigation. Earlier in her career, Ms. Boggs was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington from 1988 to 1994 and was a Regular Officer in the U.S. Army from 1981 to 1988.
She is currently a member of The Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees and National Advisory Board of its Peabody Institute, as well as Secretary of the Board of KEXP Radio, an affiliate of National Public Radio and the University of Washington. Ms. Boggs is also a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.