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08/08/2022

Yum! Brands' New Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Allyson Park will oversee the company’s communications, public policy and government relations, corporate social responsibility and environmental, social and governance (ESG) teams.
Anna Wolfe
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Yum! Brands Inc. has named Allyson Park to the role of Yum! Brands Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, effective August 15. An accomplished corporate affairs leader with more than 25 years of strategic communications and government relations experience, Park will oversee the company’s communications, public policy and government relations, corporate social responsibility and environmental, social and governance (ESG) teams. Park will join the Company’s Global Leadership Team, and report to Yum! Brands Chief Operating Officer and Chief People Officer Tracy Skeans.

Park joins Yum! with deep experience across all aspects of communications and public affairs. Most recently, she worked for Mars, Incorporated serving as Global Vice President, Corporate Affairs, for Mars Wrigley. In that role, she oversaw the company’s purpose initiatives; internal and external communications; ESG; public policy and government affairs; the Mars Wrigley Foundation; and consumer care across 180 countries for brands including M&Ms, Snickers, Skittles, Dove, and others.  Park aslo held five roles in The Coca-Cola Company including as Global Vice President of External Affairs.  A committed people grower, Park is dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion. At Mars, Park served as the executive sponsor for business resource groups focused on supporting women and people of color.

A committed advocate for community engagement, Park currently serves as an advocate to OnBoard, whose mission is to increase the number of women in executive leadership and on corporate boards; as an advisor to Globowl, a company of internationally-influenced organic baby food; and as a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and Leadership Greater Chicago, where she was selected as one of The Daniel Burnham Inaugural Fellows. She has served nearly a dozen organizations as a Board Director including most recently World Business Chicago, Junior Achievement of Chicago and as a member of the Executive Committee for World Federation of Advertisers.

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