James Alan Skinner
(born 1944) is an American business executive. He is currently the chairman of Walgreens.
Skinner grew up in Davenport, Iowa and graduated from West High School there in 1962.
Prior to becoming CEO, Skinner was President and Chief Operating Officer of the McDonald's Restaurant Group with corporate management responsibility for Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA), and Latin America.citation needed|date=October 2014 Prior to that, he was responsible for McDonald's Japan Limited,citation needed|date=October 2014 their second-largest marketaccording to whom|date=October 2014. Skinner held numerous positions in the U.S. Corporation, including Director of Field Operations, Market Manager, Regional Vice President and U.S. Senior Vice President and Zone Manager.citation needed|date=October 2014
Skinner was named CEO of McDonald's Corp in 2004 and refocused the company on customer strategies, business disciplines and close global alignment. In 2012, he received total annual compensation of $27,741,408.
As of 2014, Skinner is a member of the board of directors of:
- Hewlett-Packard (2013-)
- Illinois Tool Works (2005-)
- McDonald's (2004-)
- Walgreens (2005-) (Chairman)
He has been a member of John McCain 2008, McCain-Palin Victory 2008, National Republican Congressional Committee, Romney for President, and Romney Victory Inc.
Source @ Wikipedia
Skinner met his future wife in Chicago, and they married in 1969.