Marion Gross

Executive Vice President and Global Chief Supply Chain Officer

McDonald's Corporation


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Marion oversees McDonald’s Global Supply Chain and is responsible for developing and executing sustainable sourcing strategies across the company’s supply chain footprint.

In this role, Marion and her team ensure relationships with suppliers are based on transparency, inclusion, and trust, which lead to strong business performance and a unique competitive advantage for the McDonald’s System. Her team leverages the scale of $50 billion spend in food, packaging, logistics, toys, technology, equipment, and other services while driving safety, quality, and sustainability leadership in the industry. They also work closely with McDonald’s Global Impact Team to implement actions that drive resilience and brand trust in service of the company’s purpose to feed and foster communities.

Previously, Marion served as Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, North America, where she was responsible for executing the strategic direction of McDonald’s Supply Chain, including the oversight of nearly $14 billion in food and beverage, equipment, packaging and premiums, and distribution for more than 15,000 restaurants across the U.S. and Canada.

Marion began her career with the McDonald’s system in 1986 at HAVI where she managed transportation and logistics, environmental affairs, packaging R&D and procurement supporting McDonald’s. She joined McDonald’s in 1993, responsible for managing the supply of several national product categories. Post earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Logistics and Distribution from Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL, Marion held distribution roles in sales and operations.

Marion was recognized by the National Diversity Council for being one of Illinois’ 2012 Most Powerful and Influential Women and has been recognized by Black Enterprise as one of the 50 most powerful women in corporate America, 2015, Most Powerful Women in Business, 2017, 300 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America, 2018, one of the Most Powerful Woman in Corporate America in 2019, a 2019 CNN Risk Taker, a 2019 Chicago United Business Leader of Color and 2021 100 Most influential Women in Supply Chain by Global Women Supply Chain Leaders.

Outside of McDonald’s, she actively supports causes that care for the homeless, under-served children, Special Olympics® and veterans having proudly served our country. She serves as Vice Chair on the board of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana and is an Executive Committee member.

She and her husband, Brian, reside in the Chicago area.

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