Lessons on Leadership, Living Your Brand, and Inspiring Others

  • Leading by example as a way to live your life, organize your team, and projecting your values throughout your organization
  • Demonstrating the power of leadership as a catalyst to transform workplace cultures and guide people through troubled waters
  • What do people want from their leaders in a company, and how can you give that to them honestly? What are some of the hard
    and soft skills required to do that well?
  • Putting a number to the unquantifiable: What do organizations with admired leadership achieve in terms of productivity, engaging
    with stakeholders, attracting and retaining top talent, and all the other benefits that come from being a desirable place to work
  • How do you identify, support, and develop the future leaders of your organization to carry on your values?

Tiffanie Boyd
US SVP & Chief People Officer

Tiffanie Boyd is the and a member US Senior Leadership Team. In this role, she leads the People function for the US business and is accountable for People strategy, alignment, talent management, performance management, leadership development, and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. In this role she partners with leaders, employees, and franchisees to bring the McDonalds mission and values to life for all employees and partners across the country.

Tiffanie joined McDonald’s in January of 2021 after almost 23 years with General Mills. In her most recent role there, she served as Vice President, Human Resources, for North America Retail and lead initiatives to upgrade talent, transform the organization design, drive culture change, and improve employee engagement for 11,000 employees across the largest business segment of General Mills. She also has extensive global experience through her role leading HR for the global supply chain function which had 18,000 employees across 50 manufacturing plants and offices around the world. Prior to her supply chain role, she led HR for the Food service segment as well as served as the HR VP for General Mills Canada (based in Toronto). This followed a US based International role focused on leadership and culture development to align businesses outside the US that had joined General Mills as a result of the Pillsbury acquisition.

Early in her General Mills career, Tiffanie spent time in several manufacturing plants gaining experience working in both union and non-union, as well as tradition and high performing production environments. Prior to joining General Mills, Tiffanie worked at Hewitt Associates advising clients on defined contribution plan administration. She also has brief experiences with Blue Cross Blue Shield, General Motors Acceptance Corp, and Dow Chemical. She has an MBA and BBA from the Michigan Ross Business School and currently serves on the BBA Program Advisory Board.

Tiffanie is deeply committed to youth education, and health and wellness. She has done board work and consulting projects focused on closing the achievement gap for kids of color. She is an Executive Leadership Team member of the Twin Cities American Heart Association and co-chair of the Go Red for Women movement.

Tiffanie lives in Minnetonka, MN with her husband Colbert and sons, Evan and Ian. They plan on relocating to Chicago when it’s safe to do so.