Former Obama Press Secretary Hired By McDonalds To Build ‘Modern, Progressive Burger Company’

Outgoing US Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

Former Obama Press Secretary Robert Gibbs just took a job with McDonalds as the new Executive Vice President and Global Chief Communications Officer.

Gibbs served as Obama’s communications director during the president’s time in the Senate as well as his 2008 campaign, and was the first press secretary for his administration, before departing in 2011.

“Robert and Silvia are both highly-respected, talented leaders who will bring a wealth of experience and outside perspective to McDonald’s as we build a more modern, progressive burger company,” said McDonald’s President and CEO Steve Easterbrook in a statement.

Easterbrook added that Gibbs would help restore “excitement to our business proposition” and “turnaround plan.”