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Karen Wells
Karen Wells
Age: 41
Title: Vice President of Strategy and Menu
Company: McDonald's USA

A former hoops star at Xavier, Wells joined the company in 1992 and now oversees the menu for the 26 million U.S. customers McDonald's (MCD) serves every day.



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