McDonald’s Names Head of Learning & Development US. Hanold Associates Leads the Search

McDonald’s has named Chrissie Leibman as Head of Learning and Development, US, based in Chicago. Hanold Associates’ Ashley Schiele and Keri Gavin led the search.

Chrissie Leibman comes to McDonald’s from leadership positions at WeWork and Gap, Inc. Ms. Leibman joins the Learning & Development Center of Excellence during a period of unprecedented innovation and advancement at McDonald’s. She will partner broadly across the Global People function, leading and supporting efforts to evolve, build, reimagine and ultimately scale robust solutions across the U.S. segment. This work is aimed at providing employees ample opportunities where learning will result in capability building to support the company’s velocity growth plan.

“Chrissie is a phenomenal L&D executive,” said Ashley Schiele, Hanold Associates’ Partner. “With a blend of franchisee, retail and global work, she brings immediately leverageable experience to McDonald’s. She is one of the most talented and business-oriented leaders I’ve had the pleasure of assessing, and we’re excited for her to join an iconic organization like McDonald’s in furthering their talent and strategic agenda.”

McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognized brands in the world, with restaurants in over 120 countries and billions of customers served each year. As the global leader in the food service industry, Today, the company is growing with velocity and is focused on modernizing experiences, not to make a different McDonald’s but to build a better McDonald’s.

McDonald’s is a people business just as much as it is a restaurant business, striving to be the most inclusive brand on the planet by building diverse teams who create delicious, feel-good moments that are easy for everyone to enjoy. Joining McDonald’s means thinking big every day and preparing for a career that can have impact around the world.

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