Andrew J. McKenna

Andrew J. McKenna
Born Andrew James McKenna
(1929-09-17) September 17, 1929
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Citizenship American
Alma mater University of Notre Dame
DePaul University College of Law
Occupation Chairman, McDonald's
Salary US$1,090,156 (total compensation)[1]
Board member of McDonald's
Chicago Bears
Spouse(s) Mary Joan Pickett
Children 7, including Andrew J. McKenna, Jr.

Andrew James McKenna (born September 17, 1929) is an American businessman, chairman of McDonald's since 2004.

Early life

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 has been chairman of McDonald's since 2004.[1]

He is a director of the Chicago Bears, Aon and Skyline Corporation.[2]

McKenna and Patrick Ryan, chairman of Aon, own 19.7% of the Chicago Bears.[3]

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

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.[4]


  1. 1 2 3 "Executive Profile: Andrew J. McKenna J.D.". Bloomberg. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  2. Cahill, Andy (24 March 2012). "Stick around, Andy". Crain's Chicago Business. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  3. "Bears Minority Owners". Crain's Chicago Business. Retrieved July 12, 2006.
  4. "Laureates by Year - The Lincoln Academy of Illinois". The Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Retrieved 2016-03-21.

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