DALLAS — Camille Hymes will lead Smoothie King as chief operating officer, effective June 5.

Hymes brings more than 20 years of foodservice and operations experience to the company along with sales and customer experience for larger restaurants.

“Throughout my career, I’ve admired Smoothie King from afar and followed the brand’s mission to inspire people to live a healthy and active lifestyle,” Hymes said. “I look forward to hitting the ground running as COO and to working closely with the brand and our franchisees to drive the customer experience and expand our presence.”

Hymes previously held several roles at Starbucks, such as corporate vice president, public affairs, US community impact, partner experience strategy, strategic brand partnerships and vice president, and regional retail operations for the mid-Atlantic. She was also the divisional vice president, franchise operations, for Jack in the Box.

“We’re excited to have Camille Hymes join our distinguished leadership team at Smoothie King,” said Wan Kim, chief executive officer. “Camille brings decades of QSR experience, and her fresh, unique perspective will help our brand as we continue to expand operations in key markets nationwide.”