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Don Thompson

Founder & CEO, Cleveland Avenue LLC; Former President & CEO, McDonald’s Corporation
A Chicago native, Don Thompson began his career with Northrop Defense Systems designing radar jamming systems. In 1990, he transitioned to McDonald’s Corporation where he held numerous positions within the company before becoming their president and CEO in July 2012, a position he occupied until 2015. Along with his professional achievements, Thompson dedicates his time, talent and resources to organizations throughout Chicago and beyond.