Jon Banner

WFP USA Board of Directors

As Executive Vice President and Global Chief Impact Officer at McDonald’s, Jon is leading the effort to harness the unmatched scale and reach of McDonald’s to affect purposeful change around the world. The Global Impact team – which fully integrates Sustainability & ESG, Government Relations and Public Policy, Communications and International Corporate Relations functions, as well as Ronald McDonald House Charities – is working to deliver on a refreshed purpose to feed and foster communities. With presence in nearly 40,000 local communities across 100+ countries, McDonald’s is uniquely positioned to drive action in four key areas of focus: food quality and sourcing, our planet, community connection, and jobs, inclusion and empowerment.

Prior to McDonald’s, Jon spent 10 years at PepsiCo, one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies. There he served in a similar capacity, responsible for the Communications function and the PepsiCo Foundation, and worked closely with the company’s Sustainability and Government Affairs teams. During this time, he co-created the company’s sustainability vision, PepsiCo Positive (pep+), an end-to-end transformation of how the company creates growth and shared value with sustainability and human capital at the center. He also reimagined the Foundation’s global strategy towards advancing a more sustainable food system through new partnerships and investments to alleviate hunger, provide access to safe water, and drive economic empowerment.

Prior to PepsiCo, Jon spent the majority of his career at Disney/ABC, traveling the world as the Executive Producer on some of the most influential news programs, including “World News Tonight” and “This Week”, winning numerous Emmy Awards for groundbreaking coverage.

Jon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Boston University.