Fields was appointed president of McDonald's USA in 2010, retiring in 2012. She started her career as a crew member at a McDonald's restaurant in 1978, and worked her way up the organization through the management chain. She served as president and SVP of McDonald's Central Division, SVP in the former Southeast Division and regional VP of the Pittsburgh region. In 2006, whe was appointed EVP and COO of McDonald's USA. In 2012, she was recognized as the 88th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes Magazine.
Jan Fields is President, McDonald's USA, LLC. In this role, Ms. Fields is responsible for the strategic direction and overall business results of the 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants in the United States.
Previously, Ms. Fields was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, where she oversaw the operations of the U.S. McDonald’s restaurants.
Since beginning her career as a crew member in 1978, Ms. Fields has worked at all levels of the company, from the restaurants to management. She has served as president and senior vice president of McDonald’s Central Division, senior vice president in the former Southeast Division and regional vice president of the Pittsburgh region.
Ms. Fields has been honored with many awards including the McDonald’s President’s Award, the Golden Arch Partners Award, the Women Operators Network Recognition Award and the Women’s Leadership Award.
An advocate for people development, she is actively involved in the company’s mentoring and diversity programs, acting as Executive Sponsor for the Career Development program and speaking at many Diversity Network meetings.
Outside of McDonald's, she currently serves on the boards of St. Louis-based Monsanto, the Chicago Urban League, and United Cerebral Palsy, as well as chairs the advisory board of Catalyst, a leading women's organization. She is also a member of The Chicago Network, an organization of professional women in the upper echelons of business, the arts, government and academia.more » « less