McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski today announced Jon Banner as the company’s new Executive Vice President and Global Chief Impact Officer.
In the announcement, Kempczinski states, “Jon is the perfect leader to oversee our Sustainability & ESG, Government Relations and Public Policy, Communications and International Corporate Relations functions, as well as Ronald McDonald House Charities—building on the momentum of the Impact function as we strengthen and protect our reputation around the world.”
Banner previously spent 10 years at PepsiCo, one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, where he was responsible for the communications function and the PepsiCo Foundation, and worked closely with the company’s Sustainability and Government Affairs teams.
Prior to PepsiCo, Banner spent the majority of his career at Disney/ABC as the Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer of “World News Tonight” and “This Week.”
In this new role, which is based in Chicago, Kempczinski adds, “As McDonald’s continues to focus on driving admiration and trust with all of our stakeholders, I will look to Jon to provide the leadership required to bring our purpose to life in the nearly 40,000 communities where we live, work and serve.”