People: Sterling Financial Corp (STSA.O)
19 Dec 2013
Mr. Howard P. Behar is Independent Director of Sterling Financial Corporation since March 2011. He currently serves as a member of Sterling's Compensation and Governance Committee and Credit and Risk Committee. Mr. Behar has almost 50 years of retail and consumer business experience. He was part of the leadership team at Starbucks Coffee Company for over 13 years and held numerous positions including President of North American operations as well President of Starbucks Coffee International. He also served as a member of the board of directors from 1996 to 2008. Mr. Behar has served on a number of corporate as well as nonprofit boards including, The GAP, Shurgard Storage and Anna's Linens where he is currently chairman of the compensation and corporate governance committee, Wild Ginger Restaurants, Education Elements and the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. Additionally, he is chairman of the University of Washington Foundation and is a co-founder of the Washington Business Alliance.
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