The 2014-2015 E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer Series

The College of Agriculture and the E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer Series Committee
proudly present:

Jerome Lyman

Jerome Lyman
Vice President, Global Quality Systems
McDonald's Corporation

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014
4 p.m.
Lowder Business Building, Room 113-A
Lecture Title: The Challenge of Consumer-Facing Supply Chains

Jerome Lyman is responsible for enterprise leadership in the area of food safety, quality systems, emergent issues and supplier compliance for McDonald's Corporation. He is based at corporate headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, and coordinates both center-based and regionally based global teams through the company’s principal geographics: North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

Mr. Lyman has been with McDonald’s for 36 years and has spent much of that time outside the United States, in operations management roles in Venezuela, Spain, Argentina and Chile.

Before assuming his current role within the McDonald’s supply chain organization, he was chief operations officer for the Latin American division.

He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton and has done graduate studies at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid and the Universidad Central in Caracas.

Mr. Lyman is married to the former Maria Carol Mella of Viña del Mar, Chile and has two sons, Estéban and Martín.


About the Series
The E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer Series features internationally known speakers addressing issues related to agriculture, food, the environment and natural resources. It was established in the Auburn University College of Agriculture in 1981 through a gift from E.T. and Vam Cardwell York; both are native Alabamians and Auburn University graduates. Dr. York served as Director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service from 1959 until 1962; he then went on to head the USDA’s Federal Extension Service in Washington, D.C.  Later, he served as provost and vice president for agriculture at the University of Florida and then chancellor of the State University System of Florida until his retirement in 1980.     

Lectures are free and open to the public.
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