Heidi Capozzi joins McDonalds as Global Chief People Officer

Heidi Capozzi joins McDonald's as Global Chief People Officer

 March 24, 2020

McDonald’s Corporation has named Heidi B. Capozzi as the company’s Executive Vice President and Global Chief People Officer, overseeing global human resources operations.

In this role Heidi leads McDonald's Corporate Employee Relations, Diversity and Inclusion, Total Rewards and Talent Management among other areas. 

A strong career history for Heidi

Heidi most recently served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for the Chicago-based Boeing Company where she led initiatives for 160,000 employees across a $76 billion global enterprise. Heidi has overseen Boeing’s leadership and learning, talent planning, employee and labor relations, total rewards and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Under her guidance, the company reimagined its HR model and transformed talent development and mobility system wide.

Heidi previously served as Boeing’s Vice President of Talent & Leadership, where she was responsible for identifying and developing emerging leadership talent as well as running the company's leadership center in St. Louis. She held prior positions as director of Human Resources for the Airplane Programs division of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and director of Human Resources for the Surveillance and Engagement division of Boeing Military Aircraft.

Heidi is a member of the board of directors of the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Midtown Educational Foundation and the Human Resources Policy Association. She also is a member of the Rework America Task Force—a coalition of business, academic and policy leaders working to foster a 21st Century, skills-based labor market.

She holds a bachelor's degree from Oberlin College in political science and East Asian studies and earned a master's degree in human resources and industrial relations from the University of Minnesota.

A long-time admirer of McDonald's

“I’ve long admired the global impact of McDonald’s brand and the unique ability of the business model to support communities through entrepreneurs, the skill-building of a diverse workforce or simply giving back. I am eager to learn even more about the business by listening and working alongside McDonald’s employees, franchisees, crew and suppliers so we can build toward a shared future grounded in our values, pride in the business and commitment to succeed together," says Heidi.

“Finding the right Chief People Officer has been a top priority of mine,” adds Chris Kempczinski, McDonald’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Her track record as a solutions-oriented partner to business leaders is consistent: Heidi brings insights from deep functional expertise to solve difficult and important business challenges. In this role she will oversee talented leaders across geographies and be a critical member of my executive team. We look forward to having a leader of her caliber join the McDonald’s family.”

Join women leaders like Heidi at McDonald's

McDonald’s is a leading global foodservice retailer with over 38,000 locations in over 100 countries.

Do you want to join McDonald's exciting work? Search and apply for the latest job role.


Find out more

Stay connected by subscribing to our monthly newsletter and following us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Disclosure: Where Women Work researches and publishes insightful evidence about how its paid member organizations support women's equality.

Share this page:

Join our women's careers community