Sylvia Aguilera, APR, McDonald’s Corporation Director, Global Government and Public Affairs
Sylvia Aguilera, APR is Director, International Public Affairs for McDonald’s Corporation. Out of the company’s Washington, DC office, she focuses on global strategy as well as public affairs support of McDonald’s markets around the world. She is responsible for driving engagement with key stakeholders and the UN community and promoting cross-sector collaboration to address public health concerns. She is nationally recognized for her excellence in advocacy and communications and has been awarded an APR designation, a mark of distinction for public affairs professionals.
Sylvia comes from an advocacy background, and prior to joining McDonald’s was Executive Director of a technology policy organization dedicated to increasing access to technology by underserved communities. She has also held executive level positions at various organizations including the multicultural public relations firm, Comunicad, where she provided counsel to Fortune 500 companies.
Sylvia was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at the University of Chicago, where she earned her Master’s degree in Public Policy. She earned her Bachelor’s in International Relations from American University. Sylvia is a member of the Public Affairs Council and the Public Relations Society of America.