Oak Brook, Ill. -- McDonald's Corp. recently promoted Michael Donahue to
assistant vice president, government relations.
Donahue, who served previously as department director, is responsible for the management of McDonald's 50 state-level government- relations activities, national and state trade association relationships, grass-roots legislative issues support, training of McDonald's franchisees and regional office staffs, and development of legislative issues.
Formerly a deputy director for Illinois Gov. James Thompson, Donahue, 38, helped coordinate the state's small-business and high-technology programs.
Donahue joined McDonald's Corp. in 1987, serving as manager for state government relations, a position he held until 1990, when he was promoted to staff director of government relations.
The company appointed Donahue home-office director in 1993 and department director in 1994.