Enrique Hernandez Jr.

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Enrique Hernandez Jr.
Born (1955-11-02) November 2, 1955 (age 62)
Nationality American
Education Loyola High School
Alma mater Harvard University
Harvard Law School
Occupation Lawyer and businessman
Title CEO, Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc.
Chairman, McDonald's
Term 1986-
May 2016-
Predecessor Andrew J. McKenna
Board member of Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc.
Wells Fargo & Company
Spouse(s) Megan Beth McLeod
Children 5

Enrique Hernandez Jr. (born November 2, 1955) is an American business executive. He is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc., and a director of Wells Fargo & Company.[1] He has been the non-executive chairman of McDonald's since May 2016, and a director since 1996.[2]

Early life[edit]

A native of Los Angeles, Hernandez graduated from Loyola High School in 1973. He received his BA degree in government and economics from Harvard University in 1977 and was recognized as a Harvard National Scholar. He received his JD degree from Harvard Law School in 1980.


He began to practice law with Brobeck, Pfleger and Harrison in Los Angeles in 1980.

Hernandez left Brobeck, Pfleger, and Harrison in 1984 to join his father at Inter-Con, which the elder Hernandez had founded after a career with the Los Angeles Police Department. His first position with Inter-Con, in 1984, was in the capacity of executive vice president and assistant general counsel. In 1986 he was elected president and chief executive officer. Under his leadership, Inter-Con has grown to be one of the largest security system providers worldwide, with 25,000 employees in North and South America, Europe, and Africa.

In 1993, Mayor Richard Riordan appointed Hernandez to the Los Angeles Police Commission, where he served as president through 1995.

He was elected a director of McDonald's Corporation in 1996,[3] Nordstrom, Inc., in 1997, and Wells Fargo & Company in 2003. Hernandez was also a director of the Tribune Company from 2001 to 2007. He was elected chairman of Nordstrom in 2006. He is also chairman of the board of regents of Loyola High School, vice chairman of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, vice chairman of the Children's Hospital Los Angeles Board of Trustees, a director of the California Health Care Foundation, a trustee of the University of Notre Dame and of Pomona College, and a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, Harvard College Visiting Committee, and the Harvard University Resources Committee.

Personal life[edit]

On June 12, 1982, he married Megan Beth McLeod. The couple are the parents of five children. He is of Mexican-American descent.[4]

In the political realm, he supported Richard Riordan's bid to become Governor of the State of California in 2003.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Enrique Hernandez Jr., director since 2003". Wells Fargo. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Brief – McDonald's Board of Directors names Enrique Hernandez Jr. Non-Executive Chairman". 26 May 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2018 – via Reuters.
  3. ^ "Board of Directors Biographical Information". McDonald's. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  4. ^ Zweigenhaft, Richard L.; Domhoff, G. William (7 April 2006). "Diversity in the Power Elite: How it Happened, Why it Matters". Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Retrieved 31 January 2018 – via Google Books.