Former McDonald’s operator named COO at Ronald McDonald House Charities

Kerry Schulman, a former McDonald’s owner-operator, previous board member and co-chair of the 2018 McNight to Remember Gala, has been named Chief Operations Officer at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona.

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Kerry Schulman with Ronald. (Photo by Laura Hallstrom)

Ms. Schulman, who will manage the organization’s day-to-day operations, served on the RMHC-CNAZ board for three years and the board’s executive committee for 1 1/2 years.  As co-chair of A McNight to Remember Beauty and the Beast Gala, the organization’s primary fund-raising event in November with Chiko Swiney, workers’ compensation attorney at Copperpoint Insurance Companies, she helped guide a record-breaking event that attracted a crowd of 700 people and generated more than $500,000.

“Kerry brings an incredible combination of experience, talent and passion to her new role at House,” said RMHC-CNAZ CEO Nancy Roach.

“Her skills as a business owner and her obvious commitment to Ronald McDonald House Charities will make an immediate impact on our mission to provide a home-away-from-home to families whose children are undergoing medical care in the Valley.  We’re so pleased to have her as part of our team.”

Prior to becoming a McDonald’s owner-operator in 2016, Ms. Schulman’s experience included responsibilities with Cardinal Health and Johnson & Johnson.

She has been married to Brian Schulman, a partner at Ballard Spahr for 25 years.  They have three children, Rachael, who will attend the the Missouri School of Journalism – University of Missouri,  Ethan who will study business at the University of Arizona in the fall, and Jonathan, currently a high school sophomore.

The Schulman family lives in Arcadia.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona, Inc. provides a “home-away-from-home” for children and their families who travel to metropolitan Phoenix to receive treatment for serious, often life-threatening illnesses and injuries.

The three houses operated in metropolitan Phoenix can accommodate up to 78 families a night. Families stay for days, weeks, sometimes months at a time while their children receive care.

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