Starbucks VP to Join Principals for a Day

Tom McMahon, Vice President, Western Spirit Region and Retail Operations for Starbucks Coffee Company, will be Superintendent for a Day during the November 9 Principal for a Day event sponsored by the Long Beach business community for the Long Beach Unified School District. The Superintendent for a Day is the ceremonial and inspirational leader of area business leaders who will become principals for a day at elementary, middle and high schools to observe students, teachers and the operations of California’s third largest school district. McMahon is responsible for the development of Starbucks retail store operations and customer service for approximately 500 stores. The Long Beach Education Foundation facilitates the Principal for a Day event each year. The Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and the Long Beach Unified School District are co-facilitators and underwriters of the event. The Education Foundation enlists the leadership of business executives in the community to plan and carry out the event. This year, Ryan Alsop, Director of Government & Public Affairs for Long Beach Water, and Bruce MacRae, Director of Public Affairs, Western Region for United Parcel Service, are serving as event co-chairmen.