In 2019, Carlos Butler-Vale joined McDonald’s to serve as Director of Diversity & Inclusion on the company’s Global Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement team. In his role, Butler-Vale supports Latinx partnerships, oversees operations of the company’s global employee business networks, and leads the work and focus of the US Diversity Council. Most recently, Butler-Vale has also been placed in charge of leading the company’s global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy refresh, engaging global leaders to establish priorities and initiatives that will drive this work. Prior to this, Butler-Vale served as Global Inclusion & Diversity Program Manager at Groupon, where he oversaw diversity recruitment and employee engagement, and multicultural customer outreach and merchant development. Butler-Vale is an advocate for inclusive corporate culture built on transparent and consistent talent and business practices.
Butler-Vale has been recognized as a 40 Under 40 Latino in Chicago due to his continued efforts around inclusion and diversity. Most recently, Butler-Vale was recognized as one of the Top 100 Under 50 Emerging Leader by Diversity MBA for his work in, and contributions to, the field, and as a 40 Top Latino Leaders nationally by the National Diversity Council for his leadership and high visibility in the Latino community. He has participated in discussions as a panelist and moderator on inclusion and diversity for companies like Google, Eli Lilly, General Assembly, Hispanic Executive Magazine, Chicago Latino Network, National Black MBA Association, and the For Women & Diversity (FWD) Collective, to name a few.
Butler-Vale has served as a board member of the Chicago chapter of ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals for America), the Illinois Technology Foundation, and the Illinois Diversity Council. Butler-Vale is involved with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, where he has received recognition as an emerging leader. Butler-Vale is a Senior Certified Professional through the Society of Human Resource Management, has earned a certificate in Human Resources from Northwestern University and a certificate in Change Management from the Human Capital Institute, holds an MBA in Management and Human Resources, and served as the co-chair of the George Washington University Alumni Association network in Chicago for six years, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in International Affairs.
As a native of Puerto Rico, Butler-Vale’s passion for advancing diverse top talent comes from his own experiences, and he credits his career progression to incredible people who have supported his growth, exposed him to great opportunities, and encouraged him to take on new and different challenges.