McDonald's CEO, Chris Kempczinski sent the following message to the McDonald's global System, announcing the company's new Chief Impact Officer, Jon Banner. Jon Banner will be joining McDonald's as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Impact Officer, reporting directly to CEO and serving on Global Senior Leadership Team. Jon is the perfect leader to oversee Sustainability & ESG, Government Relations and Public Policy, Communications and International Corporate Relations functions, as well as Ronald McDonald House Charitiesbuilding on the momentum of the Impact function as strengthen and protect reputation around the world. Jon joins after 10 years at PepsiCo, one of the world's largest food and beverage companies.
There he served in a similar capacity, responsible for the Communications function and the PepsiCo Foundation, and worked closely with the company's Sustainability and Government Affairs teams. During this time, he co-created the company's sustainability vision, PepsiCo Positive (pep+), an end-to-end transformation of how the company creates growth and shared value with sustainability and human capital at the center. He also reimagined the Foundation's global strategy towards advancing a more sustainable food system through new partnerships and investments to alleviate hunger, provide access to safe water, and drive economic empowerment. Prior to PepsiCo, Jon spent the majority of his career at Disney/ABC traveling the world as the Executive Producer on some of the most influential news programs, including "World News Tonight" and "This Week", winning numerous Emmy Awards for coverage. He brings extraordinary and wide-ranging experience in building connected, high-performing teams that are equally known for being inclusive and empowering, which makes him such a great fit for System and for the Impact function.
Jon will be based in Chicago, and he'll be joining on September 6, 2022.