United Fresh Appoints McDonald’s Supply Chain Leader to Board of Directors
WASHINGTON, DC - Sarah Grady—U.S. Strategic Supply Chain Manager at McDonald’s Corporation for Produce, Fruit, Potato, & Beverage categories—has been appointed to the United Fresh Produce Association’s Board of Directors by Chairwoman Cindy Jewell.
Grady is stepping into her new position with the Association as Shannon Mikulskis with Chik-fil-A exits the Board. Mikulskis shared that she and the Chik-fil-A team will continue to support United Fresh’s work moving forward.
“We appreciate Shannon’s service on the United Board, and congratulate Sarah on her new appointment to the Board,” Jewell expressed. “McDonald’s has been a long-time supporter of United, and we appreciate the company’s commitment to providing great-tasting, high-quality, fresh produce to consumers at their restaurants across the world.”
Grady will step into the Vice Chairman role of the Retail-Foodservice Board at United Fresh, a Board of which she is a current member.
In her current role with McDonald’s, Grady focuses on strengthening strategic partnerships between the corporation’s produce and fruit suppliers along with other companies throughout the industry in an effort to find resolutions for important issues impacting the produce and fruit supply chains.
Prior to her career and endeavors, Grady received her Bachelor’s degree in economics from Knox College and an MBA from Kellstadt School of Business at DePaul University. In addition to her participation on United Fresh’s Board, Grady is a board member of the Illinois Medical District Guesthouse Foundation.
Congratulations to both Sarah Grady and the United Fresh Produce Association’s Board of Directors on this exciting addition to the organization!