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Paula E. Boggs

Paula E. Boggs
Founder and Principal
Boggs Media, LLC

Paula Boggs is a lawyer, philanthropist, musician and voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. She founded Boggs Media, LLC in 2013 and is a seasoned executive, board member and public speaker.

Ms. Boggs led the global law department of Starbucks Coffee Company for 10 years and was secretary of the Starbucks Foundation. Before Starbucks, she was an executive at Dell Corporation. In 2010, President Barack Obama named her to the White House Council for Community Solutions (focused on youth unemployment) and she currently sits on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

For 16 years, she has served as a Johns Hopkins University Trustee and until its recent acquisition she sat on NASDAQ’s Sterling Financial, Inc. board. Boggs sits on the boards of School of Rock LLC, Peabody Institute (Conservatory) and NPR-affiliate KEXP, where she is also secretary and capital campaign co-chair.

Ms. Boggs has held a variety of professional and community leadership roles over the past 30 years, including stints at the Pentagon, White House, as a federal prosecutor, adjunct law professor and big law firm partner. She has served in the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates for 20 years and has received numerous professional awards, including those bestowed by the President of the United States, Department of Defense, American Bar Association, Johns Hopkins University, University of California at Berkeley School of Law and the WNBA Seattle Storm.

Ms. Boggs is a US Army Airborne veteran. The second album of the Paula Boggs Band, Carnival of Miracles, is due for release in early 2015.