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More U.S. McDonald’s executives to retire

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McDonald’s Corp. shake-up continues with ‘retirements’.

According to news reports from CNBC, two more long-time senior executives will be leaving McDonald’s Corp. by the end of 2016, receiving the ‘executive handshake” with early retirement.

Karen King, 60, is chief field officer, in charge of more than 14,200 McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S., and senior vice-president of customer experience Erik Hess, 51, are both planning to retire after their time at the company, according to McDonald’s spokesperson Terri Hickey.

“While Karen and Erik will be greatly missed, their retirements provide an opportunity to change our organizational structure to further enhance our connectivity with our owner-operators and our customers,” Hickey said.

These latest changes to the upper echelon of the McDonald’s corporate suite come on the heels the August 2016 announcement of America president Mike Andres planned retirement at the end of 2016.


David Hoffmann who was in charge of McDonald’s high-growth markets division also recently left the company moving to the position of president of Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and Canada earlier this October.

Former McDonald’s executive vice-president of strategy, business development and innovation will take over the reins of McDonald’s USA president on January 1, 2017.

Charlie Robeson will take on expanded responsibilities as U.S. chief restaurant officer, including the operations for McDonald’s company-owned restaurants and franchising.


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