Jennifer Sizemore is vice president and editor-in-chief in Global Communications at Starbucks Coffee Company. She leads content strategy and manages Starbucks’ global newsroom, telling stories for all platforms about the company’s social responsibility initiatives, innovation and business practices.
Previously, she was the Vice President of Communications and Marketing at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, overseeing all of Fred Hutch’s external and internal communications, publications, media relations, community outreach, marketing, branding, executive communications and government affairs.
Prior to joining Fred Hutch, she was Vice President/General Manager and Editor-in-Chief of NBC News Digital (formerly msnbc.com), overseeing editorial content and strategy, product development, brand strategy and financial management of the company’s flagship websites. She has held news executive positions at several metropolitan newspapers, including Deputy Managing Editor at the Houston Chronicle, and Assistant Managing Editor at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle.
Sizemore is active in community and industry organizations, and serves on the board of the Pacific Northwest Research Institute and on the accrediting committee of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. She has previously served: on the Knight Foundation Digital Media Advisory Board; as a judge on the Hearst Foundation National College Journalism Championships; on the advisory board of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, College of Journalism/Mass Communications; on the board of InvestigateWest (Seattle-based investigative journalism nonprofit); on the board of Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center; and on the University of Washington EMBA Alumni Board.
She has a B.A. in political science from the University of Washington, an M.S. in journalism from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington.