The five new divisions replace the company's existing eight U.S. zones. The presidents heading those units are Alan Feldman, 45, Northeast division; Debra Koenig, 45, Southeast division; Kevin Dunn, 44, Great Lakes division; John Charlesworth, 51, Midwest division; and Michael Roberts, 46, Western division. Each will name divisional management teams, including a marketing structure for each division. Messrs. Feldman and Roberts were most recently zone VPs, while Ms. Koenig was a zone senior VP. Mr. Dunn was most recently regional VP and St. Louis regional manager while Mr. Charlesworth was senior VP-international relationship partner.
In addition to the new presidents, McDonald's named Noel Kaplan, 58, to the new post of senior VP-alliance relationships, to "enhance McDonald's global strategic alliances." The company also shifted Claire Babrowski, 39, to senior VP-restaurant systems, a new position, and Patrick Flynn, exec VP-strategic planning. Raymond Mines, 52, moves to senior VP-franchisee relations.
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