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The ExCo Group Announces Appointment of Lynn Crump-Caine as Chair of its Board of Directors

The ExCo Group Announces Appointment of Lynn Crump-Caine as Chair of its Board of Directors

January 24th, 2021

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Lynn Crump-Caine as Chair of our Board of Directors. An accomplished board director and global senior executive, Crump-Caine brings more than 30 years of leadership experience and succeeds Rick Smith, President of The Pinkerton Foundation and former Chair of Newsweek, as Chair of The ExCo Group. Smith will remain a member of the Board of The ExCo Group.

Outgoing Chair Rick Smith commented, “Lynn’s experience with global operations that reflect local culture brings a welcome perspective. We are thrilled to have her as a partner.”

In addition to her work with The ExCo Group, Crump-Caine is an active member of the Board of Directors of Thrivent Financial. She was also named Lead Independent Director of Wingstop Inc. in March 2017.

As Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations and Restaurant Systems at McDonald’s, Crump-Caine directed global operations departments responsible for developing growth strategies, standards, and systems, for more than 31,000 McDonald’s restaurants worldwide. Her oversight also included global supply chain, real estate development, menu management, training, and global innovation worldwide. Prior to this role, Crump-Caine was Executive Vice President of US Restaurant Systems and Senior Vice President of U.S. Operations. As a Field Executive, she was responsible for sales and profits in McDonald’s largest domestic territory. She began her career with McDonald’s at the age of 16 as a “french-fry girl”.

Crump-Caine is the Founder and CEO Outsidein Consulting, an executive coaching and strategy development firm focused on management and leadership development. Her work with clients has focused on change management, strategic thinking, business operations, communications, and delivering business results. She is a member of Women Corporate Directors and National Association of Women Business Owners. She has been recognized as Dollars and Sense Outstanding Business Women, Illinois Business Woman of Influence – Business Ledger, Women Looking Ahead-Woman of the Year, and Outstanding Georgia Citizen. In 2021, Crump-Caine was named in Savoy Magazine’s list of Most Influential Black Corporate Directors.

With her deep experience in executive management, operations, and business, Crump-Caine helps The ExCo Group deliver on its promise of accelerated leadership development for companies big and small.

Read more on Crump-Caine’s career and trajectory.