Morton Salt has appointed Chad Walker as general counsel and corporate secretary. He succeeds Mary Doohan, who retired last year after a successful 23-year career with the company.
In this role, Walker serves as chief legal counsel, responsible for leading Morton Salt's legal function across all businesses and operations in the United States, Canada, and the Bahamas. He reports to Chief Executive Officer Christian Herrmann and is a member of the company's executive leadership team.
Walker joins Morton Salt from McDonald's Corporation, where he most recently served as assistant U.S. general counsel. In this role, he oversaw the negotiation of leases and the acquisition of real estate for the construction and rebuilding of new McDonald's restaurants across the United States. He also served as primary counsel to regional leadership for all legal matters relating to franchising, operations, real estate development, compliance, contracts and many other areas that impact the McDonald's business.
Prior to joining McDonald's, he was deputy general counsel for the State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services from 2003 to 2006. Walker's professional career began in 1999 as an associate with the law firm of Arnstein & Lehr. He also served as an associate with Michael Best & Friedrich.