Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz hires ex-Obama aide as communications advisor as he mulls running for president in 2020

CNBC | 1/29/2019 | Brian Schwartz
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Burton is looking to bring on other public relations representatives in order to promote Schultz's story of being raised in Brooklyn, NY to becoming a prominent executive in the business community, one of the sources explained.

Burton and a spokeswoman for Schultz did not return repeated requests for comment.

Addition - Burton - Boost - Schultz - PR

The addition of Burton could potentially be a boost to Schultz's elite PR team, which already includes a number of high-profile public relations executives, including Steve Schmidt, who used to be a vice chairman at Edelman and managed Republican Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign in 2008.

Burton also has experience in the fundraising circuit.

Tenure - Advisor - President - Barack - Obama

After his tenure as an advisor in President Barack Obama's administration, Burton founded Priorities USA Action, a super PAC that originally was dedicated...
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