Non-Executive Chairman of McDonald’s Corporation since April 2004 and also non-executive Chairman of Schwarz Supply Source, a printer, converter, producer and distributor of packaging and promotional materials. Mr. McKenna serves as a director of Ryan Specialty Group and Skyline Corporation. He has served over the years on many civic, community and philanthropic boards and currently serves as a trustee of Ronald McDonald House Charities, Museum of Science and Industry (Chairman Emeritus) and University of Notre Dame (Chairman Emeritus), and as a director of Big Shoulders Fund of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Ireland Economic Advisory Board, Lyric Opera of Chicago and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago among others. Mr. McKenna is also the Founding Chairman of Metropolis Strategies. Director since 1991.
Susan E. Arnold
Operating Executive, Global Consumer & Retail Group of The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager, since 2013. Former President - Global Business Units of The Procter & Gamble Company from 2007 until 2009 when she retired from that post. Prior to that time, she was Vice Chair of P&G Beauty and Health since 2006; and Vice Chair of P&G Beauty since 2004. Director of NBTY, Inc. and The Walt Disney Company. Director since 2008.
Robert A. Eckert
Operating Partner of Friedman, Fleischer & Lowe, LLC, a private equity firm, since September 2014. Non-executive Chairman of Mattel, Inc., a designer, manufacturer and marketer of toy products, during 2012. From 2000 to 2011, he was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Mattel, Inc. Director of Amgen Inc. and Levi Strauss & Co. Director since 2003.
Margaret H. Georgiadis
President, Americas at Google Inc., a global technology company, since October 2011. Chief Operating Officer of Groupon, Inc., a global online local marketplace, from March 2011 to September 2011. Vice President, Global Sales Operations at Google from 2009 to 2011. Executive Vice President, Card Products and Chief Marketing Officer, Discover Financial Services from 2004 to 2009. Director since 2015.
Enrique Hernandez, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc., a privately owned provider of high-end security and facility support services to government, utilities and industrial customers. Non-executive Chairman of Nordstrom, Inc., and Director of Chevron Corporation and Wells Fargo & Company. Director since 1996.
Jeanne P. Jackson
President, Product and Merchandising for NIKE, Inc., a designer, marketer and distributor of athletic footwear, equipment and accessories, since 2013. From 2009 to 2013, she was President of Direct to Consumer for NIKE, Inc. Between 2002 and 2009, she was Chief Executive Officer of MSP Capital, a private investment company. Director of Kraft Foods Group, Inc. Director since 1999.
Richard H. Lenny
Operating Partner of Friedman, Fleischer & Lowe, LLC, a private equity firm, from 2011 to August 1, 2014, at which time he became a senior advisor. Former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hershey Company, a manufacturer, distributor and marketer of candy, snacks and candy-related grocery products, from 2001 until his retirement in 2007. Director of ConAgra Foods, Inc., Discover Financial Services and Illinois Tool Works Inc. Director since 2005.
Walter E. Massey
President of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, since 2010. Also, President Emeritus of Morehouse College and served as its President from 1995 to 2007. Director since 1998.
Cary D. McMillan
Chief Executive Officer of True Partners Consulting LLC, a professional services firm providing tax and other financial services, since 2005. From 2001 to 2004, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Sara Lee Branded Apparel and from 2000 to 2004, Executive Vice President of Sara Lee Corporation, a branded packaged goods company. Director of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. and Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Director since 2003.
Sheila A. Penrose
Non-executive Chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, a global real estate services and investment management firm, since 2005. From 2000 to 2007, she was President of the Penrose Group, a provider of strategic advisory services on financial and organization strategies. Director since 2006.
John W. Rogers, Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ariel Investments, LLC, a privately held institutional money management firm, which he founded in 1983. Director of Exelon Corporation and a trustee of Ariel Investment Trust. Director since 2003.
Roger W. Stone
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation, formerly Stone Arcade Acquisition Corporation, since 2005. Mr. Stone was Manager of Stone-Kaplan Investments, LLC from 2004 until 2008. Chairman of Stone Tan China Holding Corporation and Stone Tan China Acquisition (Hong Kong) Company Limited. Director since 1989.
President and Chief Executive Officer since July 2012. President and Chief Operating Officer from 2010 to June 2012, and has also served as a Director since 2011. President, McDonald's USA from 2006 to 2010, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, McDonald's USA from 2005 to August 2006. Mr. Thompson has been with the Company for 23 years and has held various management positions during that time.
Miles D. White
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Abbott Laboratories, a pharmaceuticals and biotechnology company, since 1999. Director of Caterpillar, Inc. Director since 2009.
Communications with the Board of Directors
Interested persons, wishing to communicate directly with the Board of Directors or the non-management directors, individually or as a group, may do so by sending written communications addressed to them to the following address:
P.O. Box 3156
Oak Brook, IL 60522-3156
(New box number as of September 5, 2014)