Tod MacKenzie has enjoyed a tenured career in corporate and agency communications supporting global companies and iconic brands.
Tod retired in 2019 from Philadelphia-based Aramark, one of the world’s preeminent food service providers. As the Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, he and his team played a vital role in Aramark’s global image and reputation. Tod led strategic internal and external stakeholder messaging, providing crisis preparedness and response, government and community affairs, environmental sustainability and charitable contributions.
Prior to joining Aramark in 2013, Tod served for three years as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for DineEquity, the world’s largest casual dining restaurant company now known as Dine Brands. He managed the full breadth of public relations practices for the enterprise’s brands, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP.
He spent 20 years at PepsiCo, serving as the consumer product giant’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs. Tod held similar positions at PepsiCo’s Pepsi, FritoLay and International divisions where he ran Frito-Lay advertising, established the corporation’s Global Real Estate department and oversaw its worldwide Aviation operation. Additionally, he chaired the PepsiCo Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm.
Tod is a current member of the board of directors for the Philadelphia Orchestra Association and the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Advisory Council. He is a past member of the Corporate Council for the Barnes Foundation and the board of The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia. He co-chaired the Communications and Marketing Committee for the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, which featured a visit by Pope Francis. He has also served multiple terms on the Board of Visitors for the Wake Forest University School of Business in North Carolina.
Tod and his wife, Sally, have three adult children and reside between Philadelphia and the Berkshires in Massachusetts.Back to Team