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Former Starbucks Exec to become Smoothie King COO

Smoothie King hired Camille Hymes to serve as chief operating officer for the quick-service chain, effective June 5.

Hymes brings more than 20 years of foodservice and operational experience to her new role. Hymes served multiple roles with Starbucks including corporate vice president, public affairs, U.S. community impact, partner experience strategy, strategic brand partnerships and vice president, regional retail operations for the Mid-Atlantic.

Hymes also previously served as divisional vice president, franchise operations for Jack in the Box and regional manager with ExxonMobil. While at Jack in the Box, she helped transition the brand from 80% company owned restaurants to 80 percent franchise operated units, per a release.