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Executive Vice President, General Counsel


Jennifer McConnell is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Compass Group North America.

With oversight of the company’s legal and corporate affairs departments, Jennifer has built and developed a high-performing team that blends legal counsel with business strategy to support the diverse needs of the company and its family of brands. Appointed to this position in 2014, her responsibilities include contract management, governance, compliance, litigation, transactions, and government affairs.

An accomplished leader whose deep expertise and thoughtful counsel has contributed to the company’s significant growth, Jennifer previously served as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel of Employment and Litigation and has held other legal roles, including transactions, procurement, litigation and employment. Before joining Compass Group in 2002, Jennifer was a commercial litigator with the law firms of McGuireWoods LLP and Kilpatrick Stockton LLP.

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