Tiffanie Boyd, the Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer for McDonald’s USA and a key member of the US Senior Leadership Team, is a seasoned professional with a rich background in human resources and leadership. In her current role, she spearheads the people function for McDonald’s US business, taking charge of critical aspects such as people strategy, talent management, performance evaluation, leadership development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Her leadership ensures the manifestation of McDonald’s mission and values among employees and partners nationwide.
Before joining McDonald’s in January 2021, she amassed nearly 23 years of experience at General Mills, where she held various pivotal roles. In her capacity as Vice President, Human Resources, for North America Retail, she orchestrated initiatives to enhance talent, revamp organizational structures, instigate cultural transformations, and elevate employee engagement across a massive segment encompassing 11,000 employees.
Boyd’s global perspective was honed through her role leading HR for General Mills' global supply chain, managing 18,000 employees spread across 50 manufacturing plants and offices worldwide. This followed significant tenures leading HR for the foodservice segment and as the HR VP for General Mills Canada, where she operated from Toronto. She also played a vital role in aligning businesses outside the US after the Pillsbury acquisition.
Her journey at General Mills included hands-on experience in diverse manufacturing environments, from union to non-union, traditional to high-performing production setups. Prior to General Mills, she contributed her expertise at Hewitt Associates, advising clients on defined contribution plan administration. She also had brief yet impactful stints with Blue Cross Blue Shield, General Motors Acceptance Corp., and Dow Chemical.
Boyd holds an MBA and BBA from the prestigious Michigan Ross Business School, where she currently serves on the BBA Program Advisory Board. Beyond her professional endeavors, she is deeply committed to youth education, health, and wellness. She has actively engaged in board work and consulting projects aimed at closing the achievement gap for children of color. As an Executive Leadership Team member of the Twin Cities American Heart Association and co-chair of the Go Red for Women movement, she continues to make significant contributions to community health.
Currently residing in Minnetonka, MN, with her husband Colbert and sons Evan and Ian, she looks forward to relocating to Chicago when the conditions are deemed safe. Her journey is a testament to the intersection of professional excellence and a profound commitment to social impact.