Whitman replaces Richard Ellis, who re-joined McDonald's Restaurants of Canada, Limited. In his new role, Whitman will report directly to Don Thompson, president, McDonald's USA.
As vice president of communications, Whitman serves as the chief communications officer for the U.S. company. He will oversee management communications, internal and external communications, media relations, public affairs and stakeholder engagement, and will continue to serve as the chief spokesman for the U.S. company.--Nina M. Lentini