Ashli Nelson

Head of Franchisee Sourcing & Recruitment, McDonald’s USA

In this role, Ashli is the external face of McDonald’s to future franchisee candidates. Through external engagements, Ashli leads strategic sourcing and recruitment, and leads the strategy of identifying and establishing innovative sourcing and recruitment methods. For the past 17 years, Ashli has worked in an array of government and civil service positions around the nation. She joined the McDonald’s brand in 2019 to lead U.S. Government Relations, Community Engagement and Public Affairs for North America tasked with engaging with all elected officials, community groups and McDonald’s Owner/Operators to drive legislation and improve brand reputation.

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