irector of U.S. Supply Chain Food Safety, Science & Regulatory
Karleigh Bacon is Director of U.S. Supply Chain Food Safety, Science & Regulatory at McDonald’s. Within food safety, Karleigh’s key areas of work include anticipatory issues management, supply chain strategy, data excellence, external relationship development, and providing internal technical expertise. Prior to joining McDonald’s, Karleigh worked in the food manufacturing industry leading regulatory compliance for both FDA and USDA products as well as food safety during manufacturing, packaging, and holding. Karleigh holds a PhD in Food Science and Technology from Virginia Tech, as well as a B.S. in Biological Sciences and M.S. in Food Science from Purdue University. She enjoys biking and museum hopping in the Chicago area with her husband and two sons (ages 4 and 6).