Janice Parks

Janice Parks

Chief Human Resources Officer at First Hospitality

Janice Parks is the Chief Human Resources (CHRO) for First Hospitality, a leading hotel management, acquisition and development company with more than 30 years of award-winning experience, located in Rosemont, Il. In this role, Janice is responsible for developing and executing all aspects of First Hospitality's people strategy, including talent management, organizational development, culture transformation, thought leadership, diversity and inclustion and executive coaching. Prior to joining First Hospitality, Janice worked for the McDonald's Corporation in Chicago where she held multiple leadership roles, including Senior Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion, and most recently, Global Human Resources Officer where she led strategic human resources for the $27 billion restaurant business in 22 U.S regions across multiple functions. 

Janice's commitment to people and community is evident in the work she's done spearheading campaigns that were instrumental in generating consumer awareness, building business sustainability, while providing outreach to the underserved in diverse communities 

A California native, Janice earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from California State University, Fullerton and a Public Relations Certificate from the University of California, Irvine. In 2020, she was named as a Notable Leader in HR, by Crain's Chicago Business. Janice is active in her community supporting efforts that embrace diversity, inclusion, and engagement. Janice and her husband live in Naperville, Illinois with their two children.