Monica Tijerina

Tijerina HeadshotMonica Tijerina, Director of Global People Strategy, McDonald’s Global Youth Opportunity program and Global Employee Volunteer Strategy

Monica Tijerina has been with McDonald’s since 2012.  With over a decade of diverse professional experience in corporate, government and not-for-profit settings, Monica joined McDonald’s as a member of the Global Marketing Team. Currently, Monica serves as the Director of Global People Strategy overseeing McDonald’s Global Youth Opportunity program and Global Employee Volunteer Strategy. In this role, she is responsible for delivering on McDonald’s Scale for Good commitment to reduce barriers to employment for two million young people as well as harness the passion of employee volunteers to give back to McDonald’s communities

Prior to joining McDonald’s, Monica worked in Corporate Responsibility and Reputation for Pfizer, Inc where she managed local and global philanthropic and volunteer initiatives.  Monica started her career in Washington, DC working in Professional and Government Affairs with the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and moved to the public sector with the Washtenaw County Human Services Collaborative in Ann Arbor, MI before joining Pfizer.

Monica is a licensed foster care parent and has served on numerous not-for-profit boards. She was recognized as a Young Hispanic Corporate Achiever in 2016 by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility. In 2011, Monica was named the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut Campaign Coordinator of the Year after helping to raise over $2 million for the organization.