40 Rising Stars 40 & Under

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Meredith Moore, 30

Director, External Relations & Brand Outreach

McDonald’s Corp.


Moore is the external relations director for the Chicago-based company that serves 25 million customers in the U.S. each day. She is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic plans for the corporation’s national and local relationships with non-profit, diversity and educational organizations. 


Prior to her current role in global inclusion and intercultural management, Moore was the communications manager for Don Thompson, president of McDonald’s USA. In this role she provided counsel to the corporation’s senior leadership and was responsible for all external public relations from the president and the global chief diversity officer. Previously she worked with the Verizon Foundation, Lincoln Financial Group, Edelman, and Campbell Mithun agency. 


Committed to community service, Moore is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and the Links, Inc. She has served on the advisory boards of the YWCA of Minneapolis, Rainbow Push’s Wall Street project and the Visible Man mentoring program. 


Moore was a recipient of the McDonald’s President’s award, the highest honor presented by the corporation and in 2010 she became the youngest person to win the prestigious Global Visionary Award from Howard University.


Moore holds a bachelor’s in journalism from the John H. Johnson School of Communications at Howard University, and a master’s from Northwestern University.

Meredith Moore, 30

Director, External Relations & Brand Outreach

McDonald’s Corp.

Moore is the external relations director for…

  • Paulette Porter

    Meredith,
    You are an amazing young lady, so gifted and caring. I thank you for keeping in touch with your HU moms. We are truly proud of you. God Bless!

  • Jean Perry

    You have made me a very proud HU mom. You are a joy to have in our lives. There is nothing you can’t achieve, keep climbing that corporate ladder. You are truly a phenomenal women.