Jack Daly, Senior Vice President - Corporate Relations and Chief Communications Officer, McDonald's Corporation
March 20, 2009
Jack Daly serves as senior vice president – Corporate Relations for McDonald’s Corporation. He is responsible for McDonald's global communications, which includes media relations, marketing communications, public relations, education initiatives, internal communications and government relations.
Daly joined McDonald's in 1992 with extensive experience in the communications and quick service restaurant industries. From 1974 to 1976 and 1980 to 1981, he was press secretary for the governor of Ohio. From 1976 to 1979, he accepted a research fellowship at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania. At the same time, he worked as a sports writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
In 1981, he joined the Hammeroff & Milenthal advertising agency in Columbus, Ohio, as vice president of public affairs. He founded his own public relations agency, J. Daly & Associates, in 1983 and continued as managing director of the public relations division when it was acquired by Fahlgren & Martin in 1986.
In 1987, Daly joined Golin/Harris Communications in Chicago, Illinois, as vice president on the agency's national McDonald's account. He was promoted to senior vice president in 1988 and executive vice president and deputy general manager of the Chicago office in 1990. In 1991, he joined Taco Bell as vice president of public affairs, a position he held until his appointment at McDonald's.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and a master’s degree in journalism from Ohio State University.
Daly and his wife, Gail, have three sons.