About Cody Teets

Former McDonald’s Corporation executive Cody Teets became Interim President of Regis University on January 1, 2022.

Teets, who is a member of the Board of Trustees and a Regis affiliate business faculty member, succeeded the Rev. John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., who served nearly 10 years as Regis’ 24th president. She will serve until the 25th president is selected this summer through a national search. She is Regis’ first female and lay leader in its 144-year history.

A North Denver native, Teets started working at McDonald’s while attending Pomona High School in Arvada. While an employee, she earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder and later a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Regis. Shortly after graduating from Regis in 1998, Teets rose to divisional operations director and later was promoted to Market CEO with oversight of the 8th largest global market. In her final role as vice president for franchise relations, she managed engagement with 1,800 independent franchisees representing 14,000 restaurants and 550,000 employees. She also authored a book, Golden Opportunity: Remarkable Careers That Began at McDonald's, to demonstrate how entry-level jobs can launch very successful careers. All proceeds from the book benefit the Ronald McDonald House, which provides a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children being treated at hospitals.

Teets left McDonald’s in 2017 to start her own consultancy firm advising private equity, small businesses and universities on operations, reinvestment, and training challenges. She has been a Regis trustee since 2013, and an affiliate professor in the Regis MBA program since 2018. Teets resides in Arvada with her husband Dan. They have two adult children.

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