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Starbucks Executive Exits After Sparring With Union Organizers

Rossann Williams
Rossann WilliamsPhotographer: Colin McConnell/Toronto Star/Getty Images

Starbucks Corp. said that Rossann Williams, president of North America, is stepping down from her role and will be replaced by Sara Trilling, a veteran of the company. 

Williams, who led the North America business for more than four years, is leaving Starbucks at the end of the month, according to a letter from the company that was viewed by Bloomberg. Trilling, who has been at Starbucks for about 20 years, takes over after serving as president of Asia Pacific.