Elise McClure

Portland, Oregon

Elise McClure is a retired finance executive who built her career in leadership with Starbucks Corporation in Seattle.

She joined Starbucks in 1992 to set up the corporate tax function. At the time, the company had 150 stores and revenue of $100 million. She retired from Starbucks in 2009 when the company had more than 16,000 stores and revenue in excess of $10 billion. 

During her working career and since retiring, McClure has been active in the community, and involved for many years with Oregon State University, as an OSU Foundation trustee, with the College of Business Dean’s Council of Excellence and the Women’s Giving Circle. As a trustee she chaired the Finance Committee and the External Relations Committee. In 2019, she received the OSU College of Business Hall of Fame Award. 

McClure was a board member and board treasurer of Treehouse, a non–profit organization that provides enrichment opportunities and advocates for kids in foster care in King County. She served as a board member and board treasurer for Lifeworks Northwest, a mental health and addiction non-profit organization in Oregon. She is also involved with Willamette University College of Law as a member of the Law Leadership Cabinet. She is a member of ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists).

McClure has an undergraduate degree in business from Oregon State University and a J.D. from Willamette University College of Law.