WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert joins McDonald’s Board of Directors

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert is now a member of the McDonald’s Corporation’s Board of Directors. Her tenure began on December 6, 2019. The league hired Engelbert in mid-May and she began the commissioner role July 17.

From the corporation’s press release:

“Cathy is an exceptional leader with a track record of guiding organizations to strength and success,” said Enrique Hernandez, Jr., McDonald’s Chairman of the Board. “McDonald’s will benefit from her fresh perspectives, strong operational experience, and broad financial expertise. Cathy’s election also underscores our commitment to diversity at all levels, from the crew room to the board room.”

“Cathy is a leader who has challenged convention to deliver tangible change,” said Chris Kempczinski, McDonald’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “I am inspired by her people-first approach to business and looking forward to benefiting from her entrepreneurial thinking across our global organization.”

“McDonald’s is a well-known and admired global brand with a rich legacy of modernizing itself to meet ever changing societal needs and expectations,” Engelbert said. “I’m proud to be joining the Board now at this important time, and I look forward to contributing to its global impact.”

Engelbert serves on the Board of Directors for Catalyst, a global nonprofit that works to accelerate women into leadership. She also serves on the Board of Partnership for NYC and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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