Tuesday, June 14, 2011

McDonalds: President and Chief Operating Officer

Don Thompson
President and Chief Operating Officer

As President and Chief Operating Officer, Don Thompson directs global strategy and operations for the 33,000 McDonald’s restaurants in 119 countries to create value for McDonald’s and its shareholders.
Previously, Mr. Thompson was President of McDonald’s USA. In this role, he was responsible for the strategic direction and overall business results of the nearly 14,000 restaurants in the U.S. Mr. Thompson began his career at McDonald’s as an electrical engineer in 1990, and has since held a variety of leadership positions including U.S. Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Division President.

As a business leader, Thompson serves on the board of directors for the McDonald’s Corporation, the Exelon Corporation -- one of the nation’s largest electric utilities – and at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He also serves on the board of trustees for Purdue University and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council.

Mr. Thompson has been recognized by many organizations for his leadership in business, the community and as a role model. Black Enterprise named Thompson Corporate Executive of the Year in 2007. In 2008, he received the Corporate Executive Award from the Trumpet foundation. Thompson also received the presidential inspiration award from Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity incorporated in 2009, and was recognized with the Executive Leadership Council’s Achievement Award in 2010.

Mr. Thompson received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and has since accepted the Purdue University Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineering Award along with being named a Purdue University Old Master Fellow in 2006. In 2008, he received an honorary doctorate degree from Excelsior College in Albany, New York.

A proud family man, Mr. Thompson and his wife Liz have two children and reside in the Chicago area.

1 comment:

ashaki said...

Wow, talking about black on black crime. I wonder if he's too far removed to see the detriment McDonald's is to black communities' health.