Business 100 - 2011

Andrew J. McKenna/McDonald’s Corporation & Schwarz Supply Source


Andrew J. McKenna is chairman of Schwarz Supply Source, a leading provider of supply chain solutions. Andy is also chairman of McDonald’s Corporation and serves as a director of the AON Corporation, and the Chicago Bears Football Club Team and Skyline Corporation. Over the years, Andy has served on many civic boards. He is a director of Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago, the Big Shoulders Fund of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the Ireland Economic Advisory Board and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a BS in business administration, Andy was awarded the university’s Laetare Medal in 2000. He served as the chairman of the board of trustees from 1992-2000 and continues on the board today. He is also a graduate of the DePaul University Law School where he received Doctor of Jurisprudence.

A second-generation Irish American, Andy has roots in Mayo and Monaghan. He and his wife, Joan, have seven grown children, 24 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.