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Desiree Ralls-Morrison Has Been Named As McDonald's New General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

McDonald’s announced the appointment of Desiree Ralls-Morrison as its general counsel and corporate secretary, Ralls-Morrison most recently served as the general counsel and corporate secretary for the Boston Scientific Corporation for the past three years, and she previously served as general counsel of Johnson & Johnson’s consumer sector. Based at McDonald’s Chicago headquarters, Ralls-Morrison will oversee the company’s global legal operations and corporate governance. “McDonald’s role in communities is known throughout the world, and I am proud and humbled to be joining a company with such an immense impact,” Ralls-Morrison said in a statement. “The challenges are complex, but the opportunities are significant.” Ralls-Morrison’s work has always been rooted in helping communities thrive. She is a founding Member of The New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund in Massachusetts and she previously served as a director for The Partnership, which helps boost minority...

Mar 30, 2021

The Board Diversity Action Alliance Strives to Encourage More Black Representation on Corporate Boards

Corporate and board diversity has been hot button topics for the last few months as people worldwide have demanded companies to make the necessary changes to increase Black and brown representation in leadership positions. As a result, Ursula Burns and Gabrielle Sulzberger as well as leading partners Teneo, the Ford Foundation, the Executive Leadership Council, and a group of founding parties have all banded together to launch the Board Diversity Action Alliance — a business-led initiative making strides to increase the representation of racially and ethnically diverse directors on corporate boards of directors, starting with Black directors, a press release reports . This initiative arrives just as conversations surrounding social justice continue to heighten, and is one of the nation’s first organizations to help dictate the racial makeup of a corporate board, according to Black Enterprise . “I truly believe this is a make or break moment for business and for society—driven by a...

Oct 6, 2020