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Rob Lauber

SVP, Chief Learning Officer @ McDonald’s Corp.

Rob Lauber is the chief learning officer at McDonald’s Corp. Lauber joined McDonald’s in July 2014 and has responsibility for the overall learning and talent development strategy and execution across all 35,000 restaurants around the world.

Prior to his current role, Lauber was the vice president of Yum University at Yum Brands Inc. In this role, he was responsible for leading the direction and strategy for Yum University and its programs as well as providing learning leadership and strategy globally across the Yum system.
Previous to his role at Yum Brands, Lauber was the executive director of learning services at Cingular Wireless in Atlanta. While at Cingular, his team was recognized as a Top 100 Training Organization by Training Magazine over three consecutive years. He has also held learning leadership roles at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and Dun & Bradstreet.

Lauber has been recognized multiple times by Chief Learning Officer magazine for his work on achieving business impact, leading business change, learning technologies and global learning. He was most recently recognized as the 2013 CLO of the Year.

Lauber was the 2010 Chair of the board of American Society for Training & Development’s National Board of Directors, now known as the Association for Talent Development. In addition, he is a past board of directors member for Leadership Kentucky and chaired the Program Operating Committee for Kentuckiana Works, the metro Louisville workforce board.

He is frequently a participant in panel discussions, webinars and learning profession related articles across the globe.
Lauber holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Scranton as well as a master’s degree in human resources development from Rochester Institute of Technology.