Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Yum! Brands, Inc.

Marc Kesselman joined Yum! Brands as General Counsel in 2016 after holding similar roles at Dean Foods and PepsiCo. He is also the former General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and was a Trial Attorney for the Civil Division of the Department of Justice, where he earned the John Marshall Award, the Attorney General’s highest recognition for trial litigation.

About 60 percent of employees at Yum! Brands are minorities. The company’s diversity initiatives include supplier diversity programs and a diversity pipeline to create a more inclusive management staff. They have also developed an award-winning minority-lending program to help more minorities become franchise owners. 

Joined LCLD 2012 

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program 
Hosted Leadership Lunch Plus (2015)
Fellows nominated:
2017: Chequan Lewis, Natasha Irina Pfeiffer; 2015: Sarah Osborn Hill; 2014: Dawn F. Croft  

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2015: Yifu Chen

Leadership Summit (2017, 2015)
Annual Meeting (2017, 2015)

Member: Marc Kesselman

Diversity Professional: James Fripp

Communications: Virginia Ferguson