Gloria Santona Profile

Ms. Santona most recently served as Of Counsel in the Chicago office of Baker McKenzie from March 2018 until her retirement in October 2022. Prior to that, Ms. Santona served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of McDonald’s Corporation from 2001 to 2017, when she retired. After joining McDonald’s in 1977, Ms. Santona held positions of increasing responsibility in the legal department, serving as U.S. General Counsel from December 1999 to 2001, when she became corporate General Counsel.

Ms. Santona is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of General Counsel, and the National Association of Corporate Directors, and a member and former director of the Society for Corporate Governance. She is also a former member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. Ms. Santona serves on the Board of Trustees of Rush University Medical Center and on the Boards of Directors of the Chicago Food Depository and the National Immigrant Justice Center. She is a former Board member of the Chicago Zoological Society, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and The Chicago Network. Ms. Santona serves as a member of the Audit Committee, the Governance/Nominating Committee, and the Governance/Nominating Committee’s Inclusion and Wellbeing Sub-Committee of our Board of Directors.

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