Charlene began her career with McDonald’s over 30 years ago when she worked just 10 hours a week as a crewperson while attending high school. She has held several different positions, including Store Marketing Representative and Opening Shift Manager.


Charlene opened the store most weekends on both Saturday and Sunday, doing all of the administrative functions.  While working at the 9th and North Grand  location, she graduated from high school and began life as a part time college student while employed full time at the restaurant.

When the McDonald’s office had an opening for a secretary, Charlene started filling in part-time and was then offered the opportunity to accept a full-time position and eventually was promoted to Accounting Manager.

In January, 1989, Rick & Dona purchased the Springfield McDonald’s market, and Charlene joined the McGraw McDonald’s family as Comptroller. Her responsibilities include accounts payable, annual budgets and tax returns and payroll for the company which averages 500 employees at any one time throughout the year.

Charlene enjoys working for McDonald’s and states “I’m Lovin’ It!”