Paula Boggs

Paula Boggs

Paula Boggs is the founder of Boggs Media, LLC, a business that manages her music, speaking and other creative business activities. She is a Philanthropist, Fundraiser, Public Speaker, and Musician. She is also a Board Member of numerous for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Paula Boggs served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Law and Corporate Affairs at Starbucks Corporation from 2002 to 2012. Her prior professional experience includes serving as Vice President, Legal, for Products, Operations and Technology at Dell Computer Corporation, and as a partner at the law firm of Preston Gates & Ellis, LLP. She also had a 14-year career in public service, including serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and in various capacities as an attorney for the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense and the White House Office of Legal Counsel. She served eight years as a Regular Officer in the United States Army, and earned Army Airborne wings and a Congressional appointment to the US Naval Academy among America's first women to do so.

Paula Boggs has written and recorded two music CD's (16 songs) and owns the U.S. Copyrights. She is also a Voting Member, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Pacific Northwest Chapter.

Her civic and professional activities include: 

Current Boards: Member, President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (2014-Present), School of Rock LLC (2012-Present), Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees (1998-Present: Past Chair, Audit & Insurance Committee, Chair, Student Life Committee), member of Executive and Academic Affairs Committees, Co-Chair, JHU Legacy Society, Member, JHU Capital Campaign Executive Committee, member, Peabody Institute National Advisory Board member), KEXP (Public Radio Station licensed by University of Washington) Advisory Council & Board (2007-Present: Board Secretary, Co-Chair, Capital Campaign).

Past Boards: American Red Cross National Board of Governors), Sterling Financial Corporation (NASDAQ), White House Council for Community Solutions, Premera Blue Cross: Chaired, Investment and Compensation Committees, Pinnacle Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ), Seattle Art Museum, Association of Corporate Counsel, Georgetown (TX) Economic Development Commission: Chair, 2001-2002, Georgetown (TX) Public Library Foundation, Vice-Chair 1998-2000, Greater Seattle YMCA), Vice-Chair, Washington State Equal Justice Coalition, Legal Aid for Washington (LAWFUND) Board President 2006-2008.

Other: JHU Peabody Institute and Carey Business School Dean Search Committee Member.


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