McDonald’s executive visits AU campus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A McDonald's executive was on Auburn's campus today, September 30, talking to students; not about Big Macs and fries, but about success and leadership.

Jerome Lyman, a 36-year McDonald's veteran, oversees enterprise leadership of the food safety for the world's largest fast-food restaurant chain.

The work includes coordinating global teams throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

"All consumers want to know where their food is from, what is in it and how it is prepared. These are some relatively new competencies that our food professionals that graduated from schools of agriculture and schools of food sciences have to take on in order to communicate with and take into account the concerns of our consumers," says Lyman.

Lyman was at AU as a part of the ET York distinguished lecturer series that brings renowned speakers to auburn to share their agriculture-related knowledge with the campus and community.

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