Deborah Wahl Is Out as McDonald's CMO as the Fast-Food Chain Shakes Up Its Marketing Execs
PepsiCo's Morgan Flatley replaces her
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After a major shakeup with its advertising business last year, McDonald’s has announced a shift in its marketing leadership, as well. Deborah Wahl, who has helmed marketing at the fast-food giant for the past three years, is leaving the company.
Morgan Flatley, former CMO of global nutrition at PepsiCo, will replace Wahl as U.S. CMO. Flatley led marketing efforts for Gatorade and was named Adweek’s Grand Brand Genius in 2015.
Last year, after 35 years with Leo Burnett, McDonald’s consolidated