Former General Mills executive Tiffanie Boyd has found a new home under the Golden Arches, according to Restaurant Business.
On Monday (Nov. 16), McDonald’s named Boyd as its new U.S. Chief People Officer. Boyd will officially start her duties in January, replacing Candace Jean-Louis, who has been interim U.S. CPO for the past several months.
“I’m proud to join a company with such a powerful brand and broad presence across our country. I look forward to working with franchisees to bring the McDonald’s values to life through our people and their employee experience, as well as the communities in which we operate,” Boyd said in a statement.
Previously, Boyd spent 23 years at General Mills. Most recently, she served as vice president of human resources for North America Retail. Her appointment comes as the company battles a number of discrimination lawsuits. In addition, Boyd’s new role is the most recent hire in a string of role changes within its human resources department.
”Tiffanie joins us at a time when our commitment to people has never been more critical,” said McDonald’s Global Chief People Officer Heidi Capozzi. “Tiffanie will help us lead this work and continue to make McDonald’s a safe, equitable, and rewarding place to work.”
Since October, McDonald’s has announced a new diversity chief, chief learning and development officer, and an executive to lead McDonald’s global impact team.
“My goal is to ensure that McDonald’s is a place where people love the work they do, have opportunities to grow, and can make a meaningful contribution to society. As I step into my role, my first priority will be to spend time with employees, managers, crew, owner/operators, and other partners who bring the iconic McDonald’s brand to life,” Boyd said.