John Beckman has been with the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade for several years, going back to the Jingle Elf Parade days. He currently leads our TV Zone Stage Managers, ensuring that our the parade flows smoothly during the broadcast.
(Pictured: John Beckman in his trademark "Poo Crew" hat (right) standing with Paul Graham (left) just before the TV start of the 2011 McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade)
Al Shelton has served the past two years as the chairperson of the Volunteer Leadership Board of the McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade. Did you know that Al actually started out, and currently still is, as a sponsor of the parade?
One of our Key Ingredients of the Parade is Stephanie Thomas. She started out in 2004 as a Production Assistant, and still works to this day as the Chairperson of our Specialty Unit Staging Committee.