Wednesday, September 30, 2009

McDonald's executive vice president and COO to address Lexington College

Jan Fields, executive vice president and COO of McDonalds USA, will be speaking to Chicago's Lexington College students, staff and faculty Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. in the college's Library.

In her current role, Fields oversees operations for the more than 13,700 McDonald's restaurants in the United States, and she began her career as a crew member in 1978. She has been honored with many awards, including McDonald's President's Award, the Golden Arch Partners Award, the Women Operators Network Recognition Award and the Women's Leadership Award.

Fields, an advocate for people development, is actively involved in the company's mentoring and diversity programs, acting as executive sponsor for the career development program and speaking at many Diversity Network meetings.

On Nov. 2, Lexington will also honor Fields and her continuing leadership in the hospitality field at the "Building Scholarships for Service" Annual Benefit Dinner at Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile (previously posted about here). For more information, visit