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Jano Cabrera

Senior Vice President, U.S. Communications, Global Media, and Public Relations

Jano Cabrera serves as Corporate Senior Vice President of U.S. communications, Global Media, and Public Relations for the McDonald's Corporation. Previously, Jano served as Worldwide Vice President for Burson-Marsteller. In that capacity, he worked across various offerings - advertising, digital and social engagement, messaging research, issues and crisis management, consumer brand marketing and global strategy - to ensure the firm pursued new opportunities and services its existing
clients in an integrated, strategic and ideas-driven way.
Prior to joining Burson--Marsteller, Jano founded Carthage Group Communications, a strategic communications and issue advocacy firm. Among others, the firm advised the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Grameen Bank and America Votes, the nation’s then largest political action organization.
In 2005, Jano lived in Baghdad, Iraq and through the National Democratic Institute worked daily with members of the Transition National Assembly on the Iraqi constitution and the historic elections in December.
During the 2004 campaign, Jano served as the Communication Director for the Democratic Party. During the primaries, he was the national spokesman for the Joe Lieberman for President campaign. He also served as a national spokesman for former Vice-President Al Gore from 1998 to 2002, working at the White House, on Gore’s
2000 presidential campaign and for Gore’s political action committee, Leadership ‘02,
during the 2002 midterms. Prior to presidential politics, Jano worked on Capitol Hill.
Jano also served as the Communications Director for the Recording Industry Association of America during the Napster trial and their transition into the digital marketplace.
He serves on the board of directors for Results for Development, a non-profit that is focused on unlocking solutions to tough development challenges that prevent people in developing countries from realizing their full potential. Jano is a graduate of Pomona College, where he earned his degree in Politics.