KFC US recently announced that it would be appointing John Mays, who formerly served as the company's franchise business coach, to an all-new role: director of equity and inclusion.
By appointing Mays to the new role, KFC hopes to improve its inclusion and equity strategy, while promoting a "people-first culture" at the company. In release from KFC, Chief People Officer John Kurnick explains that Mays has worked diligently to educate staff on systemic racism, and advised them on how to respond to recent events.
Mays spoke to the shift by stating, "While equity and inclusion may look different for everyone, if we can spark change by capturing on the momentum of this moment to become a sustainable movement for our brand, then I believe KFC will have done something extraordinary."
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