Katie Fallon

  • Executive Vice President and Chief Global Impact Officer, McDonald's

Katie Beirne Fallon leads the Global Impact team focused on harnessing and directing the full strength of McDonald’s ongoing efforts to affect positive change around the world. In this role, Katie is responsible for Government Relations, Communications, Sustainability and McDonald’s corporate philanthropy and ESG strategy. Katie brings a wealth of experience and leadership in helping people and companies take a values-based approach to driving purposeful change in the world. Prior to joining McDonald’s, Katie served as EVP, Global Corporate Affairs for Hilton, where she was responsible for managing the company’s communications, government relations and corporate responsibility efforts. Under her leadership, Hilton led the hospitality industry with the launch of 2030 Travel With Purpose sustainability goals, securing Hilton the top spot for the travel and tourism sector on leading ESG indices. Prior to her role at Hilton, Fallon served more than a decade in the highest levels of the U.S. government. Fallon was Senior Advisor and Director of Legislative Affairs for President Barack Obama, serving as the President’s chief liaison to Congress and playing a lead role in negotiating major bipartisan legislation. Fallon also served as Deputy Communications Director at the White House, where she devised and executed communications strategies for the President and his Cabinet. Katie is a graduate from the University of Notre Dame and earned two master’s degrees in political science in the United Kingdom as a Marshall Scholar. She currently serves as a Director on the Annaly Capital Management Board, and Chair of its Corporate Responsibility Committee. She is also a Director on the International Youth Foundation Board and The Center for Employment Opportunities Board.