Park brings more than 25 years of strategic communications and government relations experience. In her role, she will oversee all aspects of the company’s communications, public policy and government relations, corporate social responsibility and environmental, social and governance (ESG) teams. Additionally, Park will join the Yum! Brands global leadership team, and report to Chief Operating Officer and Chief People Officer Tracy Skeans.
“Allyson’s proven record serving some of the world’s most recognizable brands makes her an ideal fit for the role of Yum! Brands chief corporate affairs officer, and she brings a wealth of expertise about business-critical functions,” said Skeans. “The global leadership team and I are excited to work closely with Allyson as a strategic thought partner as we continue to advance our recipe for growth and good strategies and elevate our people-first culture.”
Prior to joining Yum! Brands Park worked as the global vice president of corporate affairs for Mars Wrigley. She was tasked with overseeing the company’s purpose initiatives, internal and external communications, ESG, public policy and government affairs, the Mars Wrigley Foundation and consumer care across 180 countries for popular brands such as M&Ms, Snickers, Skittles, and Dove. Park also led global corporate affairs, sustainability and health & wellbeing for Mars Chocolate and corporate affairs for Mars Petcare North America.
Before working for Mars, Park served in several senior roles at The Coca-Cola Company, including as the global vice president of external affairs.
Park’s appointment will become effective on August 15, 2022.