CHICAGO – Reggie Miller has joined McDonald's Corp. as vice president and global diversity, equity and inclusion officer, effective Nov. 9. He is succeeding Wendy Lewis, who retired Sept. 1.

The global fast-food company has publicly committed to improving its corporate inclusion practices among its franchised locations and its suppliers. Mr. Miller joins the company after serving in a similar role with VF Corp., where he was vice president of global inclusion & diversity from 2017 to 2020. During his tenure, Mr. Miller led the implementation of strategies and programs that resulted in the company being included in Forbes’ list of Best Employers for Diversity in 2020.

Mr. Miller, who served in the US Army from 1997 to 2005, also has worked with Walmart Inc. and Tyson Foods Inc. in a variety of roles, leading diversity programs, managing supply chains, recruiting and managing international programs.  

“I’m proud to be joining McDonald’s at a time where diverse voices and perspectives are not just celebrated, but engaged in accelerating meaningful change,” Mr. Miller said. “As a global brand, McDonald’s has a strong foundation of creating opportunity throughout its value chain. I’m proud to be joining at this pivotal moment where the energy, resources and commitment to values-driven leadership is shared by all.”