Nicole has been part of the McDonald’s System for over 8 years, first as an indirect supplier of beef to US McDonald’s patty makers, and later as the leader of a supplier’s North American McDonald’s business. Having joined OSI in November of 2016, Nicole is proud and delighted to help form OSI’s first Global McDonald’s Business Unit.
In addition to her primary responsibilities, Nicole is also passionate about improving the sustainability of food production, particularly beef production, worldwide. Nicole has been an active participant in the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef since 2013, and served as the founding Chairperson for the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef in 2015-2016. Nicole is a licensed attorney, and practiced as an in-house corporate lawyer for 14 years before moving into commercial and production roles. She has lived in Minnesota, Tokyo, Kansas, Colorado and now is based in Illinois.
Nicole has been married to her husband David Hoffman since 1995, and together they have three children ages 15, 11 and 9. The family lives in the Chicago suburbs.