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McDonald's

COMPANY

Incorporated by Ray Kroc in 1955, based on the "speedee service system" devised and franchised by Dick and Maurice McDonald since 1948. Other brands include Chipotle Mexican Grill (1997-2006) and Boston Market (2000-07).

Official Website:
http://www.mcdonalds.com/

Industry:
Restaurant

Ticker:
NYSE:MCD

Corporate headquarters:
Oak Brook, IL

Sales:
$20.5B (2005)

Employees:
447,000

EXECUTIVES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ralph Alvarez
Business
c. 1955   President and COO of McDonald's
Jose Armario
Business
c. 1959   President, McDonalds Canada & Latin America
Claire Babrowski
Business
1957   COO of Toys-R-Us
Robert M. Beavers, Jr.
Business
c. 1943   Best Harvest Bakeries
Charlie Bell
Business
7-Nov-1960 16-Jan-2005 CEO of McDonalds, 2004
Jim Cantalupo
Business
14-Nov-1943 19-Apr-2004 CEO of McDonald's, 2002-04
Lynn Crump-Caine
Business
c. 1957   Former McDonald's executive
Alan Feldman
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Midas
Jack M. Greenberg
Business
1942   CEO of McDonald's, 1998-2002
Jeffrey B. Kindler
Business
13-May-1955   CEO of Pfizer, 2006-10
Ray Kroc
Business
5-Oct-1902 14-Jan-1984 McDonald's fast food tycoon
Dick McDonald
Business
16-Feb-1909 14-Jul-1998 Co-Founder of McDonald's
Maurice McDonald
Business
26-Nov-1902 11-Dec-1971 Co-Founder of McDonald's
Matthew H. Paull
Business
c. 1952   CFO of McDonalds, 2001-08
Edward H. Rensi
Business
c. 1945   CEO of McDonald's USA, 1991-97
Michael J. Roberts
Business
c. 1952   President and COO of McDonald's, 2004-06
Gloria Santona
Business
c. 1948   General Counsel for McDonald's
James A. Skinner
Business
c. 1944   CEO of McDonald's, 2004-12
Donald Thompson
Business
1963   President, McDonalds USA

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS OR DIRECTORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert A. Eckert
Business
14-Aug-1954   CEO of Mattel
Enrique Hernandez, Jr.
Business
2-Nov-1955   Inter-Con Security Systems
Jeanne P. Jackson
Business
10-Aug-1951   CEO of Banana Republic, 1995-2000
Richard H. Lenny
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Hershey, 2001-07
Walter E. Massey
Business
5-Apr-1938   Morehouse College president, physicist
Andrew J. McKenna
Business
17-Sep-1929   Owner of Schwarz Paper
Cary D. McMillan
Business
c. 1958   VP of Sara Lee, 1999-2004
Sheila A. Penrose
Business
c. 1946   Former Northern Trust executive
John W. Rogers, Jr.
Business
c. 1958   CEO of Ariel Capital Management
James A. Skinner
Business
c. 1944   CEO of McDonald's, 2004-12
Roger W. Stone
Business
16-Feb-1935   CEO of Stone Container, 1979-99

BOARD MEMBERS OR DIRECTORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert A. Eckert
Business
14-Aug-1954   CEO of Mattel

PAST BOARD MEMBERS OR DIRECTORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ralph Alvarez
Business
c. 1955   President and COO of McDonald's
Charlie Bell
Business
7-Nov-1960 16-Jan-2005 CEO of McDonalds, 2004
Edward A. Brennan
Business
16-Jan-1934 27-Dec-2007 CEO of Sears Roebuck, 1984-95
Jack M. Greenberg
Business
1942   CEO of McDonald's, 1998-2002
Donald R. Keough
Business
4-Sep-1926   Chairman of Allen & Company
Ray Kroc
Business
5-Oct-1902 14-Jan-1984 McDonald's fast food tycoon
Neelie Kroes
Government
19-Jul-1941   EU Commissioner of Competition
Edward H. Rensi
Business
c. 1945   CEO of McDonald's USA, 1991-97
Michael J. Roberts
Business
c. 1952   President and COO of McDonald's, 2004-06
Anne-Marie Slaughter
Government
27-Sep-1958   Director of Policy Planning, State Dept.

NOTABLE EMPLOYEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Howard Morris
Actor
4-Sep-1919 21-May-2005 Ernest T. Bass on The Andy Griffith Show
Willard Scott
TV Personality
7-Mar-1934   Today Show weatherman

EMPLOYMENT

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rafid Ahmed Alwan
Hoaxer
1968   "Curveball"
Laurie Anderson
Performance Artist
5-Jun-1947   Tape bow violinist and performance artist
Andrew Card
Government
10-May-1947   White House Chief of Staff, 2001-06
Jemaine Clement
Musician
10-Jan-1974   Flight of the Conchords
David Desrosiers
Bassist
29-Aug-1980   Bassist for Simple Plan
James Franco
Actor
19-Apr-1978   Freaks and Geeks
Duff Goldman
Chef
17-Dec-1974   Ace of Cakes
David Hahn
Inventor
30-Oct-1976   Do-it-yourself nuclear reactor
Star Jones
TV Personality
24-Mar-1962   The View
Leo Laporte
TV Personality
29-Nov-1956   TechTV host
Larry Levenson
Business
c. 1936 23-Jan-1999 Founder of Plato's Retreat
Andie MacDowell
Actor
21-Apr-1958   St. Elmo's Fire
Rachel McAdams
Actor
17-Nov-1978   The Notebook
Pink
Singer
8-Sep-1979   Can't Take Me Home
Paul Ryan
Politician
29-Jan-1970   Congressman, Wisconsin 1st
Curtis Sliwa
Activist
26-Mar-1954   Founder of the Guardian Angels
Jerry Stahl
Author
28-Sep-1953   Permanent Midnight
Sharon Stone
Actor
10-Mar-1958   Basic Instinct
Chris Tucker
Comic
31-Aug-1972   Rush Hour
Shania Twain
Country Musician
28-Aug-1965   You're Still the One
Twista
Rapper
27-Nov-1973   Kamikaze
Keenen Ivory Wayans
Comic
8-Jun-1958   A Wayans Brother

EXTRANEOUS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Claire Babrowski
Business
1957   COO of Toys-R-Us
Joan B. Kroc
Philanthropist
27-Aug-1928 12-Oct-2003 McDonald's widow
Frank Luntz
Pundit
23-Feb-1962   Republican pollster, strategist
Michael Retzer
Business
c. 1946   US Ambassador to Tanzania, 2005-07

CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Don Adams
Actor
13-Apr-1926 25-Sep-2005 Maxwell Smart on Get Smart
Jason Alexander
Actor
23-Sep-1959   George Costanza on Seinfeld
Charles Barkley
Basketball
20-Feb-1963   NBA player scored over 23,000 points
Lance Bass
Singer
4-May-1979   *NSYNC, the Quiet One
Barbara Billingsley
Actor
22-Dec-1915 16-Oct-2010 June Cleaver on Leave It to Beaver
Larry Bird
Basketball
7-Dec-1956   Boston Celtics
Wayne Brady
Talk Show Host
2-Jun-1972   Makes Bryant Gumbel look like Malcolm X
James Brown
Singer
3-May-1933 25-Dec-2006 Godfather of Soul
Kobe Bryant
Basketball
23-Aug-1978   Embattled Los Angeles Lakers star
Chris Burke
Actor
26-Aug-1965   Corky on Life Goes On
Sheryl Crow
Singer
11-Feb-1962   All I Wanna Do
Bob Denver
Actor
9-Jan-1935 2-Sep-2005 Gilligan on Gilligan's Island
Tony Dow
Actor
13-Apr-1945   Wally on Leave It to Beaver
Buddy Ebsen
Actor
2-Apr-1908 6-Jul-2003 Jed Clampett
Bill Elliott
Auto Racing
8-Oct-1955   Two-time Daytona 500 winner
Joey Fatone
Singer
28-Jan-1977   Baritone of *NSYNC
Corey Feldman
Actor
16-Jul-1971   The Lost Boys
George Foreman
Boxing
10-Jan-1949   Champ knocks out the fat
Michael J. Fox
Actor
9-Jun-1961   Back to the Future
Morgan Freeman
Actor
1-Jun-1937   Unforgiven
Steve Garvey
Baseball
22-Dec-1948   Former LA Dodger
Wayne Gretzky
Hockey
26-Jan-1961   The Great One
Tony Hawk
Skateboarder
12-May-1968   Pro skateboarder
Janet Jackson
Singer
16-May-1966   What Have You Done For Me Lately?
LeBron James
Basketball
30-Dec-1984   King James
Michael Jordan
Basketball
17-Feb-1963   God's gift to basketball, clearly
Tom Joyner
Radio Personality
23-Nov-1949   The Tom Joyner Morning Show
DJ Khaled
Rapper
26-Nov-1975   Palestinian-American mixtape DJ
Heidi Klum
Model
1-Jun-1973   German supermodel
Beyonce Knowles
Singer
4-Sep-1981   Former Destiny's Child frontwoman
Michelle Kwan
Figure Skating
7-Jul-1980   Olympic figure skater
Al Lewis
Actor
30-Apr-1923 3-Feb-2006 Grandpa on The Munsters
Carl Lewis
Track and Field
1-Jul-1961   Olympian
Rachel McAdams
Actor
17-Nov-1978   The Notebook
Christopher Meloni
Actor
2-Apr-1961   Law & Order: SVU, Oz
Yao Ming
Basketball
12-Sep-1980   7' 6 1/2" Houston Rockets Center
Erin Murphy
Actor
17-Jun-1964   Tabitha on Bewitched
Chris O'Donnell
Actor
26-Jun-1970   NCIS Los Angeles
Heather O'Rourke
Actor
27-Dec-1975 1-Feb-1988 Carol Anne in Poltergeist
Hakeem Olajuwon
Basketball
21-Jan-1963   Houston Rockets
Ashley Olsen
Actor
13-Jun-1986   Olsen Twin
Mary-Kate Olsen
Actor
13-Jun-1986   Olsen Twin
Ken Osmond
Actor
7-Jun-1943   Eddie Haskel on Leave It To Beaver
Tara Reid
Actor
8-Nov-1975   Bunny in The Big Lebowski
Mary Lou Retton
Gymnastics
24-Jan-1968   Olympic gymnast
Alfonso Ribeiro
Actor
21-Sep-1971   Carlton Banks on Fresh Prince
Little Richard
Musician
5-Dec-1932   Tutti Frutti
Sy Richardson
Actor
4-Jun-1941   Lite in Repo Man
Kelly Ripa
Actor
2-Oct-1970   Faith on Hope & Faith
Dennis Rodman
Basketball
13-May-1961   Eccentric ex-pro basketball player
Britney Spears
Singer
2-Dec-1981   Oops!... I Did it Again
Keith Sweat
Musician
22-Jul-1961   Make It Last Forever
Justin Timberlake
Singer
31-Jan-1981   *NSYNC
Donald Trump
Business
14-Jun-1946   The Donald
Vanna White
Game Show Host
18-Feb-1957   Letter turner, Wheel of Fortune
Serena Williams
Tennis
26-Sep-1981   Winner of 28 Grand Slam titles
Dwight Yoakam
Country Musician
23-Oct-1956   Country star, This Time


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