ZACK HUTSON
Vice President, Corporate Affairs

As a public affairs and strategic communications leader who has worked on behalf of some of the world's most iconic brands and causes for more than a decade, Zack brings extensive experience leading organizations through their brightest moments and toughest challenges. At Privateer Holdings, he is working to build responsible, mainstream brands that fuel change and help end the social harms caused by prohibition.

Director of Global Corporate Communications at Starbucks Corporation. Before joining Privateer Holdings, Zack held multiple corporate communications roles at Starbucks as a team leader focusing on global media relations, executive thought leadership, financial communications, crisis and issue management, and brand storytelling in the United States, Latin America and around the world. As a lead media strategist and spokesperson, he regularly counseled the c-suite and interacted with top-tier media on Starbucks most high-profile matters. 

Account Supervisor at Edelman and Manager at APCO Worldwide. Prior to Starbucks, Zack worked in San Francisco and Washington DC at two of the world’s largest public affairs firms as a consultant to consumer brands, industry associations and a foreign government.

The George Washington University: BA in Political Communication

Zack lives in Seattle, where he enjoys cycling, hiking and running around the Pacific Northwest.