Jano Cabrera, who was previously senior vice president of corporate relations at McDonald’s, has been named chief communications officer of General Mills.
Cabrera succeeds Mary Lynn Carver, who left the company last month.
Before his stint at McDonald’s, Cabrera served as worldwide vice president at Burson-Marstellar. He was also the founder of strategic communications and advocacy firm Carthage Group Communications, and worked in Baghdad as a senior media advisor for the National Democratic Institute. During the 2004 campaign, he was communications director for the Democratic Party.
In his new post, Cabrera is in charge of communications strategy, corporate brand, employee and executive communications, product brand PR and crisis communications.