Andrew J. McKenna

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Andrew J. McKenna
Andrew James McKenna

(1929-09-17) September 17, 1929 (age 90)
Alma materUniversity of Notre Dame
DePaul University College of Law
SalaryUS$1,090,156 (total compensation)[1]
TitleChairman Emeritus, McDonald's
TermMay 2016-
SuccessorEnrique Hernandez Jr.
Board member ofMcDonald's
Chicago Bears
Spouse(s)Mary Joan Pickett
Children7, including Andrew J. McKenna, Jr.

Andrew James McKenna Sr. (born September 17, 1929) is an American businessman and chairman emeritus of McDonald's since 2016, having been chairman from 2004 to 2016, and a director since 1991.[2]

Early life[edit]

Andrew James McKenna was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 17, 1929. McKenna graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing, followed by a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from DePaul University College of Law.[1]


McKenna was chairman of McDonald's from 2004 to 2016.[1] He is a director of the Chicago Bears, Aon and Skyline Corporation.[3] McKenna and Patrick Ryan, chairman of Aon, own 19.7% of the Chicago Bears.[4]

McKenna owns Schwarz Supply Source Inc, a Morton Grove-based paper company, which is a supplier to McDonald's, "making him something less than totally independent", according to Crain's Chicago Business.

Personal life[edit]

He married Mary Joan Pickett on June 20, 1953 and they have five daughters and two sons. His son Andrew J. McKenna, Jr. is a former chairman of the Illinois Republican Party.


Andrew J. McKenna was inducted as a laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois and awarded the Order of Lincoln (the State's highest honor) by the Governor of Illinois in 2000 in the area of Social Services.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Executive Profile: Andrew J. McKenna J.D." Bloomberg. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "Board of Directors :: McDonald's". Retrieved January 31, 2018.
  3. ^ Cahill, Andy (March 24, 2012). "Stick around, Andy". Crain's Chicago Business. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "Bears Minority Owners". Crain's Chicago Business. Retrieved July 12, 2006.
  5. ^ "Laureates by Year - The Lincoln Academy of Illinois". The Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Retrieved March 21, 2016.