Caribou Coffee realigns leadership team

Minneapolis Caribou Coffee has promoted Daniel E. Lee to secretary, senior VP and general counsel of Caribou Coffee, and has appointed Dan Hurdle to the role of senior VP, retail operations and product management of Caribou Coffee.

Lee will be responsible for all aspects of the legal and risk management functions. Before joining the company in 2005, he previously worked for International, Carlson Cos., and General Electric, where he served in a variety of in-house counsel and executive roles.

Meanwhile, Hurdle assumes the retail operations leadership role in addition to his product management responsibilities, which he began in 2008. During the past year, Hurdle also oversaw the supply chain and store development functions at Caribou.

Hurdle previously worked for Washington Mutual Retail, Starbucks Coffee Co. and McKinsey Co.