AJ Jones | The Innovator 25 North America 2022

AJ Jones

Chief Communications Officer & EVP, Public Affairs


As Starbucks head of global comms and public affairs, Aranthan “AJ” Jones II is a staunch advocate of corporate America — and communicators in particular — banding together to address big-picture issues, like DEI. Elevated to his current role in August after less than a year with the coffee giant, Jones has a wide-ranging remit covering global, brand, retail, corporate and employee comms, as well as Starbucks Stories, coffee and social impact storytelling, public policy, government affairs and entertainment divisions worldwide.