Janice Parks

Janice Parks
  • Year started at First Hospitality:2019

Janice Parks

Chief Human Resources Officer

As Chief Human Resources Officer, Janice is responsible for developing and executing all aspects of First Hospitality’s people strategy, including talent management, organizational development, culture transformation, thought leadership, and executive coaching.

Janice brings over 14 years of professional experience. Before joining First Hospitality, she worked for the McDonald’s Corporation in Chicago where she held multiple leadership roles, including Senior Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion, and most recently, Global Human Resources Officer, where she led strategic human resources for the $27 billion restaurant business in 22 U.S regions, across multiple functions. She has additional experience and expertise working in strategic marketing and communication roles with PacifiCare Health Systems and the County of Orange, Office on Aging and United Way leading community initiatives such as Success by 6 and California’s 5 a day for better health campaigns. Janice holds a B.A. in Communications from California State University, Fullerton and a Public Relations Certificate from the University of California Irvine. She is also a graduate of McDonald’s Executive Leadership Program and recipient of the McDonald’s President Award, which is given to the top 1% of high performing employees.

In her free time, Janice is active in her community by supporting efforts that embrace diversity, inclusion, and engagement.

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