McDonald’s has named Artemis Bakopoulos Hiss as international media relations lead and Jesse Lewin as head of its management communications crew, efficient August 1.
It’s a lateral transfer for each staffers as they change roles. Hiss, beforehand senior director for management comms, might be senior director of McDonald’s international media relations; Lewin, senior director of McDonald’s international media relations, might be senior director of McDonald’s management comms, in accordance with an inside memo from McDonald’s SVP and chief communications officer Michael Gonda, which was considered by PRWeek.
Hiss and Lewin will proceed to report back to Gonda.
“Previously a number of years, [Lewin and Hiss] have constructed out their respective capabilities for McDonald’s, assembling outstanding groups and executing world-class communications for this model,” Gonda stated within the memo.
The strikes are the newest in a string of adjustments in recent times to McDonald’s comms crew. The fast-food chain centralized its U.S. and company communications groups in December beneath one chief: Gonda. With the brand new construction, the corporate promoted Gonda from VP and chief communications officer to his present place. He’s reporting to McDonald’s chief international impression officer Katie Fallon.
Final March, McDonald’s restructured its international impression crew, selling Gonda on the time from VP of world communications to CCO as David Tovar took on the expanded function of chief U.S. company relations officer. In August, Tovar left the restaurant chain to imagine the function of SVP of communications and authorities relations at Grubhub.
Final month, McDonald’s employed Sandy Rodriguez as VP of U.S. communications. She took over Tovar’s earlier duties.
McDonald’s additionally created a buyer expertise crew in July 2021 led by Manu Steijaert, which built-in the corporate’s information analytics, digital buyer engagement, international advertising, international restaurant improvement and restaurant options groups.
McDonald’s reported Q1 internet revenue of $1.1 billion, down from $1.5 billion a 12 months earlier, whereas internet gross sales rose 11% to $5.7 billion, beating expectations of $5.6 billion.