Natalie Saulnier began her career at McDonald’s in 1984 as a crew person in the Outaouais Region. Since then, she has held various in-restaurant and operational positions, including Field Service Manager and Director of Training, Learning and Development. Most recently, Natalie was Director of Field Service for the Western Region.
Today, Natalie leads business management and development in Eastern Canada, including Marketing, Franchising, Operations and Finance. She also oversees the operation of more than 480 restaurants and works closely with more than 100 franchisees.
Throughout her career at McDonald’s, she has received various awards, including the President's Award, which recognizes the top 1% of employees worldwide for their outstanding contribution to the McDonald's system and values. In addition to her Canadian experience, Natalie has obtained insight into the realities of the American market through her participation in the “Leadership at McDonald's Programˮ (LAMP) offered to 20 McDonald's leaders each year who have been identified with high potential for senior management positions.
Natalie also supports a cause she holds dear - the well-being of children and their families - through her involvement with Ronald McDonald House Charities and Ronald McDonald Houses.