McKinney joins the company with over 30 years of human resources (HR) experience. Prior to joining The Marcus Corporation, she served as executive vice president, chief human resources officer for School Specialty, Inc. based in Appleton, Wis., for five years. Previously, she served as senior vice president, global human resources for DENTSPLY International, Inc., in York, Pa. McKinney’s career also includes serving as vice president, human resources in the business critical solutions group of Compaq Computer Corp./Hewlett Packard, vice president human resources for Europe, Middle East and Africa for Burger King Corporation and director, human resources for the sales, marketing and international divisions of Miller Brewing Company. She has also served in high-level human resources leadership positions in the restaurant industry, at companies including General Mills Restaurants (The Olive Garden and Red Lobster) and El Chico Restaurants.
“Rachel is a proven leader with a strong track record in overseeing the entire human resources function. Her expertise in overseeing strategic HR initiatives for global companies and organizations, and her prior experience in the beverage and restaurant industries, will be a great asset as we move forward with our growth strategies. We are pleased to welcome her to our executive leadership team,” said Thomas F. Kissinger, senior executive vice president of The Marcus Corporation and interim president of Marcus Hotels & Resorts.
McKinney received a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif. and a master’s degree from the American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Ariz.
About The Marcus Corporation
Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries, with significant company-owned real estate assets. The Marcus Corporation’s theatre division, Marcus Theatres®, currently owns or manages 685 screens at 55 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio. The company’s lodging division, Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, owns and/or manages 19 hotels, resorts and other properties in 10 states. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.marcuscorp.com.
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