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Richard P. Ellis

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Senior Vice President , Communica...

Local Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc
One Kroc Drive
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
United States

Company Description: Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and...   more
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  • Bachelor of Arts Degree , Sociology
    University of Western Ontario
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Leadership | McDonalds.ca
www.mcdonalds.ca, 16 Oct 2014 [cached]
Richard P. Ellis
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Richard Ellis re-joined McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited as Senior Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs in September 2008, following a number of years serving as Vice President, Communications at McDonald's USA in Oak Brook, Illinois. Prior to joining McDonald's USA, Richard held the position of Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs at McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited from 2003-2005. Richard was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Canada (RMHC) in October of 2008.
Ellis began his communications career as Community Relations Officer at Ontario Hydro in Toronto, Canada. Following his time with Ontario Hydro, Richard was Director of Communications at General Mills Restaurants (Canada) Limited and Vice President at Marshall Fenn Communications.
A native of Toronto, Richard is also a member of the Board of Directors of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (Chicago, IL), the Toronto Santa Claus Parade, the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) and is a member of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards National Committee. He is an accredited member of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and a member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).
Richard graduated from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Sociology).
CIPA 2009 Conference Speaker Biographies
www.couch.ca, 25 Aug 2011 [cached]
Richard Ellis Senior Vice-President, Communications & Corporate Affairs, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited
Richard Ellis re-joined McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited as Senior Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, in September 2008 following a number of years serving as Vice President, Communications at McDonald's USA, LLC in Oak Brook, Illinois. Prior to joining McDonald's USA, Ellis held the position of Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs at McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited from 2003-2005. Ellis was appointed President, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Canada (RMHC) in November of 2008.
Prior to joining the McDonald's organization, Richard was President & Chief Executive Officer of Weber Shandwick Worldwide (Canada) Inc., Canada's leading national public relations consultancy. While at Weber Shandwick, Ellis managed the firm's business operations across Canada and applied his strategic public relations, issues / crisis management and marketing communications expertise to a wide variety of leading Canadian and international clients.
Ellis began his communications career more than twenty years ago as Community Relations Officer at Ontario Hydro in Toronto, Canada. Following his time with Ontario Hydro, Richard was Director of Communications at General Mills Restaurants (Canada) Limited and Vice President at Marshall Fenn Communications.
A native of Toronto, Richard is a member of the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Canada, AIDS Foundation of Chicago (Chicago, IL), The Toronto Santa Claus Parade and the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR). He is an accredited member of both the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and holds numerous, ongoing volunteer positions. Richard is also an active member of McDonald's Global Communications Council and Worldwide Corporate Relations Council.
Ellis graduated from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Urban Development.
Community Blogs - Blogs - ElmGroveNOW
www.elmgrovenow.com, 1 Nov 2009 [cached]
At the time, company Vice President Richard Ellis refused to back down, even calling conservatives "haters" in a public statement.
The American Family Association launched a national campaign to force McDonald's to eat its words. And eat them, they did! This week, McDonald's announced that Ellis had resigned from the GLCC.
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At the time, company Vice President Richard Ellis refused to back down, even calling conservatives "haters" in a public statement. The American Family Association launched a national campaign to force McDonald's to eat its words. And eat them, they did! This week, McDonald's announced that Ellis had resigned from the GLCC.
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To refer to Richard Ellis, who is the vice president of communications for McDonald's, as "one McDonald's employee," as if he is a teenager flipping hamburgers, is disingenuous at best.
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This is the press release from the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce about McDonald's Vice President of Communications, Richard Ellis, being added to the NGLCC board. It also mentions Ellis is an active member on the Board of Directors for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.
Today I received another Action Alert. It stated that McDonald's is still saying they are not a member of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. McDonald's Vice-President Jack Daly stated that although they gave the NGLCC $20,000, "Richard Ellis was elected to the NGLCC board as a private citizen and not a representative of McDonald's."
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Watch the ad and decide for yourself if Richard Ellis is acting as a private citizen. (If he is, why is McDonald's name used and logo evident?) "So dedicated to promoting gay activities on public streets, McDonald's sponsored the 2007 San Francisco Gay Pride parade with a television commercial.
McDonald's said ...
www.gaywallet.com, 14 Mar 2009 [cached]
McDonald's said McDonald's Vice President Richard Ellis has resigned his position on the board of NGLCC and that his seat on the board will not be replaced.
McDonalds made a $20,000 donation to ...
www.afanwpa.org, 17 July 2008 [cached]
McDonalds made a $20,000 donation to the NGLCC and their Vice President of Communications Richard Ellis is now on the Board of Directors of this homosexual organization.
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