Congratulations to our 2022 Global Awards Winners!

McDonald's corporate headquarters

March 03, 2023

This message was sent to Global Employees (including corporate employees in IDL markets).


To our McFamily,

I want to wish you all a very happy Employee Appreciation Day! This day of recognition is a longstanding tradition for McDonald’s, and it’s such an important time for us to reflect on all we’ve accomplished together over the last 12 months. As we celebrate a fantastic year today, please join me in congratulating and honoring the 2022 recipients of our global staff award programs. These awards are among the highest accolades at McDonald’s and have been earned by individuals and teams who have consistently gone above and beyond to propel our business forward.

  • This year, we mark the 50th anniversary of our Presidents’ Award, which represents the top 1% of our corporate employees globally. Our 2022 award celebrates 121 high-achieving individuals from across 37 markets who are recognized for embodying our values, just as our first ten winners did when Ray Kroc and Fred Turner initially offered this award in 1973.
  • Our Circle of Excellence Award recognizes 15 cross-functional teams that represent how we truly are better, together. These teams have made significant contributions to our growth plan, continuously Accelerating the Arches through their innovative and scalable work, helping us move faster and smarter as an organization.
  • Our Shining Light Award offers everyone the opportunity to appreciate those individuals who are living our values each day, and our 2022 award recognizes 220 individuals from 60 markets. We received over 2,000 nominations for this award, and I want to take this opportunity to extend a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to recognize their colleagues. 

On behalf of our entire McDonald’s team, congratulations to all of our award recipients – and thank you to each and every one of you for making 2022 such a spectacular year.

Heidi Capozzi

EVP, Global Chief People Officer



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