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Jim Norberg

Jim Norberg recently joined Papa John’s International as the Chief Operations Officer of North America, excited to help the leadership team create a more inclusive culture for a Brand that customers love.

Prior to joining Papa John’s, Jim spent 30+ years with McDonald’s Corporation passionately leading and inspiring others both domestically and internationally.

In addition to being on the Board of Directors for Out & Equal, Jim has been on the Board of The Center on Halsted in Chicago, whose mission is dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the LGBTQ community. Jim also served on the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities for over twenty years. Ronald McDonald Houses around the world serve as a “home-away-from-home for families of critically-ill children undergoing treatment at nearby hospitals.

Jim studied Business Administration at California State Hayward. He and his husband Carl live in Louisville, Kentucky and have three adult children.


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