Jon Hixson is Vice President, Global Government Affairs and Sustainability at Yum! Brands. In this capacity, Jon leads Yum! Brands’ efforts on sustainability strategy, implementation and investor-driven disclosure, as well as US and international government relations activities.
Prior to assuming this role, he was an executive with Cargill for 12 years. Jon served in various roles in government relations, sustainability and communications including living and working in Asia Pacific, and leading Corporate Affairs in Latin America and Cargill’s government relations team for North America.
Jon began his career on Capitol Hill in 1994. He spent nine years working for Congressional Members in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, including Senator Nancy Kassebaum, Senator Pat Roberts, and was Chief of Staff for Congressman Jerry Moran. Mr. Hixson began his professional career with ConAgra Flour Milling in Denver, Colorado and continues to maintain an active interest with his family farm in Kansas.
Jon has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Kansas State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from George Washington University in Washington, DC.