CIO and Vice President, McDonald’s USA
As U.S. CIO, Whitney is responsible for leading the U.S. Technology organization in the development, integration, deployment and support for technology across 14,000 restaurants, including point of sale, kiosk, digital menu boards, mobile, back office, HR and training applications. In her role, Whitney partners closely with the McDonald’s senior leadership team and McDonald’s franchise owner/operators to bring McDonald’s technology strategy to life, driving improved experiences for customers and restaurants.
Whitney’s McDonald’s career started in 2004 and she has more than 20 years of experience in technology. She has led many critical initiatives for McDonald’s with a focus on innovation, strategy and large-scale application development. Prior to joining the U.S. Technology organization, Whitney led Technology Innovation and Engineering for McDonald’s Point of Sale and Menu Systems globally.
Outside of her day-to-day responsibilities, Whitney is a strong advocate for increasing diversity in technology and most recently helped launch McDonald’s Global Women in Technology organization.
Whitney graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Technical Writing and loves driving great storytelling into the technology process.