A. Keith McDonald
Wife: Patricia (wife of 41 years)
Children: Ryan – and daughter-in-law Cari Viar (Grandchildren Dylan & Connor)
Brooks – and daughter-in-law Cari Beth Blair (Grandchildren Brody & Blair)
Owner and founder of McDonald Insurance and Financial Services
2900 Court St., Bartlett, TN 38134
Has been in the insurance business since 1977
Previously active in retail business and radio broadcasting
Mayor, City of Bartlett – Effective 1-1-2003
Alderman, City of Bartlett, Position 4 Appointed October, 1997 – 1999; Elected November, 2000 – 2002
TML Mayor of the Year -- 2012
National League of Cities Board of Directors 2011
National League of Cities Board Finance Committee 2011
National League of Cities Board Building Committee 2012
National League of Cities First Tier Suburbs Council Committee Member (Chair 2007-2008)
Vice Chair of Memphis Area Association of Governments (MAAG)
Member of the Shelby County Schools Merger Transition Team
Former Member of National League of Cities Public Safety & Crime Prevention Committee Member 2007-2009
MPO Transportation Policy Board – Vice Chairman
Tennessee Municipal League Board of Directors
Past President -- West Tennessee Mayor’s Association
Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations Member (TACIR)
Memphis Shelby Crime Commission Member of Board of Directors
Memphis Shelby Growth Alliance Member 2011
Past Chairman of Bartlett Industrial Development Board
Past President of Alumni Association at Freed Hardeman University
Past Member of Bartlett Station Central Business Improvement District Board
Past Member of Bartlett Industrial Development Board
Liaison to Parks Board 1997 - 2002
Delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business in 1986
President of Bartlett Chamber of Commerce 1985-1987
Co-Founder Leadership Bartlett
Has served as Foster parents for Agape Family Services
Sunday School Teacher – Sycamore View Church of Christ
Graduate of Clarksville High School, Clarksville, Tennessee
Attended Freed Hardeman College, Henderson, Tennessee
Attended Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee
Graduate of several insurance education programs
Recipient of several leadership awards within the insurance industry each year. He has been in several Who’s Who publications and other nationally recognized honors including a proclamation from the State of Tennessee.
2004 – Bartlett Express Readers’ Choice Award “Man-of-the-Year”
2007 – Memphis Most Awards “Most Beloved Leader”
2008 – Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Award (Awarded by Rotary Club of Memphis East)
2008 – Bartlett Express Readers’ Choice Award “Man of the Year” & “City Employee of the Year”
Keith McDonald's Bartlett Bio
Member of the first Bartlett Stage Coach Days (now known as the
Keith was a major force in the conversion of the old Ellendale School
to Singleton Community Center.
Served as co-Treasurer on the PTA boards at Oak Elementary and
Appling Middle Schools.
Founder of Cub Scout Pack 261 and Boy Scout Troop 261. Keith took all
training for adult leaders of scouting including woodbadge.
Keith previously served as a Sunday School teacher, deacon, and Elder at Brownsville Road
Church of Christ.
Past President of the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce.
Past Chairman of the Bartlett Industrial Development Board were he played
a major role in the recruitment of industries such as Brother and Richards.
Served as the liaison Alderman for the Bartlett Parks and Recreation
Keith's family has fostered many newborns in the past.
Coached Bartlett children in baseball, basketball, and soccer.
Secured warehouse space, opened donation center and organized volunteers
to help victims of the Bartlett Heights Apartments fire in 2000.
Led mission trips and relief programs to the
Caribbean for over a decade.
Active in the Republican Party.
Played a large role in the City of Bartlett receiving the Governor’s 3 Star Award
for the past 20 years.