McDonald’s hires former Obama advisor Robert Gibbs

McDonald’s hires former Obama advisor Robert Gibbs

Former press secretary named chief communications officer

McDonald’s Corp. has named Robert Gibbs, President Barack Obama’s former press secretary, global chief communications officer, the company said Tuesday.

The company also named Silvia Lagnado executive vice president and global chief marketing officer.

Both Gibbs and Lagnado will report to McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook, giving the C-suite of the Oak Brook, Ill.-based quick-service operator two influential names from outside the company as it seeks to reinvigorate the

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