Dave M. Olsen is Senior Vice President, Culture and Leadership Development Starbucks Coffee Company.
- "In 1995, under Olsen’s direction, the Company published a framework for action that described Starbucks' commitment to improve living and working conditions in coffee growing regions around the world. His early experiences prompted Starbucks’ partnership with CARE, and he has helped Starbucks create many programs aimed at improving the quality of life for people in coffee growing regions. In 1999, Olsen created the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility department and established guidelines for the company’s global conscience. Olsen is actively involved in the Seattle Initiative for Global Development, and also serves on the boards of CARE USA, CARE International, The Pike Place Market Foundation and The Starbucks Foundation."  
- "David Olsen", Great Place to Work(r) Building Trust Conference.