A. Keith McDonald
Wife: Patricia (wife of 45 years)
Son: Ryan – and daughter-in-law Cari Viar (Grandchildren Dylan & Connor)
Son: Brooks – and daughter-in-law Cari Beth Blair (Grandchildren Brody & Blair)
Founder of McDonald Insurance and Financial Services--Retired Dec. 2013 after 32 years.
Was in the insurance business from 1977--Retired Dec. 2013 after 35 years in the business
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 -- 2013
National League of Cities First Tier Suburbs Council Committee Member (Chair 2007-2008)
MPO Transportation Policy Board – Vice Chairman
Past Board of Directors --Tennessee Municipal League
Past President -- West Tennessee Mayor’s Association
Former member of Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations Member (TACIR)
Memphis Shelby Crime Commission Member Board of Directors
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 & Recreation Advisory 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
Member -- Bartlett Woods Church of Christ -- Bible Class Teacher
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.
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 – The Commercial Appeal Memphis Most Awards “Most Beloved Leader”
2008 – Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Award (Awarded by Rotary Club of Memphis East)
2008 & 2014 – Bartlett Express Readers’ Choice Award “Man of the Year” & “City Employee of the Year”
A. 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.
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 (now Gyros).
Served as the Alderman liaison for the Bartlett Parks and Recreation
Keith's family has fostered many newborns in the past.
Coached Bartlett children in baseball, basketball, and soccer.
Led mission trips and relief programs to the
Caribbean for over a decade.
Active in the Republican Party.