Full Name
Jon Banner
Job Title
Executive Vice President and Global Chief Impact Officer
Speaker Bio
As McDonald’s Global Chief Impact Officer, Jon Banner is leading the effort to harness the unmatched scale and reach of McDonald’s to drive purposeful change around the world. The Global Impact team – which integrates the company’s Sustainability & ESG, Government Relations and Public Policy, Communications and International Corporate Relations teams, as well as Ronald McDonald House Charities – works together to build trust among stakeholders and bring the company’s purpose, To Feed and Foster Communities, to life. With presence in nearly 40,000 local communities across 100+ countries, McDonald’s is uniquely positioned to spur positive action in four key areas of focus: food quality and sourcing, our planet, community connection, and jobs, inclusion and empowerment.

Banner joins McDonald’s from PepsiCo, one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President, Communications and President, PepsiCo Foundation. During this time, he co-created the company’s sustainability vision, PepsiCo Positive (pep+), which links the business with the future of the planet and people through positive agriculture, positive value chain and positive choices. As President of PepsiCo Foundation, he revitalized the foundation strategy through new partnerships and investments to alleviate hunger, provide access to safe water, and drive economic empowerment around the globe.

Previously, he served as PepsiCo Senior Vice President for Global Strategy and Planning, where he was pivotal in setting PepsiCo’s global communications strategy, partnering closely with business units and the leadership team to consistently achieve key business objectives.
Banner has more than two decades of journalism experience. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Banner held senior-level executive and editorial positions at ABC News, where he led the rebranding of the news division, worked with the world’s leading anchors, controlled all editorial, creative and financial aspects of the network's flagship broadcast, and managed a global team that included several hundred employees around the world.

In 2012 Banner became executive producer of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” and within six months took the program from last place to #1 for the first time since 2009. From June 2003 until 2011, Banner was executive producer of “ABC World News.” At the time of his appointment, he was the youngest producer in ABC history to run the evening news. From 2010 on, he also oversaw all political and special events coverage for the division, taking the broadcast to #1 in 2007, a position not held in over 20 years.

Banner’s work in journalism earned him 16 Emmy Awards. During his tenure, World News won the Edward R. Murrow Award for best newscast in 2004 and 2005. The program was also honored with a Murrow Award as well as a George Polk Award (2008) and an Overseas Press Club Award (2009). Banner was a member of the ABC News team recognized with the 2001 Peabody Award for the network’s coverage of the events of September 11th.

Banner is a board member of World Food Program USA, a recognized leader in America’s pursuit to end global hunger. A native of New York, Banner earned his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Boston University. He and his wife have two daughters.
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