Starbucks’ Perspective: Returning to Work with Resiliency

With more than 15,000 locations spread across the U.S., Starbucks has had a unique vantage point in the pandemic. Learn how they have managed through the public health uncertainty and the strategy they’re using to help their teams return to work.

Join Ron Crawford, VP of Benefits at Starbucks, in conversation with Sean McBride, Head of Partnerships at Lyra, on how Starbucks is supporting employees and their business through this public health and economic crisis.

In this on-demand webinar you’ll hear Ron’s perspective and insights on:

  • Developing and implementing plans for returning to work
  • Evolving benefits strategy to adapt to these unprecedented times
  • Supporting employees’ physical and mental health

The Speakers

Ron Crawford
VP Benefits, Starbucks

Ron Crawford is the VP of Global Benefits at Starbucks. He joined the company in 2011, after a long career in insurance. During his time at the coffee company, Crawford has been instrumental in introducing the benefits that Starbucks has become famous for, including Starbucks’ college achievement program and the extension of the paid parental leave policy to include hourly workers.

Sean McBride
Head of Partnerships, Lyra Health

Sean leads Lyra’s new partnership efforts with employers and other partners. Prior to Lyra, Sean worked at Castlight Health, The White House’s National Economic Council, The Brookings Institution’s Health Care Reform Center, and Khulisa Management Services. Sean earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Master in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

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