Donald Joseph “Don” McNay was born on February 13, 1959, and died on May 29, 2016.
He was a chartered financial consultant and specialist and analyst of lottery.
He resided in Lexington, Kentucky.
Don McNay was also a financial author and The Huffington Post contributor.
Don attended Covington Catholic High School and Eastern Kentucky University, graduating with Bachelors in Journalism and Political Science in 1981.
During 1998, McNay was inducted into their Hall of Distinguished Alumni.
Then, later, McNay went on to attended Vanderbilt University for his master’s degree, and earned a second from the American College of Financial Services.
Don McNay went on to gain four professional designations in the financial services field: Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Certified Structured Settlement Consultant (CSSC), and Master of Science in Financial Services (MSFS).
Then in 1982, he founded McNay Settlement Group Inc., the company specialized in structured settlements, qualified settlement funds, and mass torts, as well as Kentucky Guardianship Administrators.
McNay served on the Board of Directors for the National Structured Settlement Trade Association and the Society of Settlement Planners.
McNay had an active interest in Kentucky politics, including Assistant Kentucky State Coordinator for Al Gore’s successful presidential primary campaign in 1988 and Campaign Treasurer for Former Secretary of State and State Auditor Bob Babbage.
Dr. Karen Thomas McNay was his wife, President of the Ursuline Academy in New Orleans, the oldest Catholic school and oldest all-girls school in the United States.
Don has two daughters, Angela Luhys and Gena Bigler (married to Clay Bigler).
Don served on a published author and weekly columnist for The Huffington Post, writing frequently on financial issues and the poverty industry.
McNay wrote eight books, which includes: Brand New Man: My Weight Loss Journey, Death By Lottery, Don McNay’s Greatest Hits, Life Lessons from the Lottery: Protecting Your Money in a Scary World, Son of a Son of a Gambler: Joe McNay 80th Birthday Edition, Wealth Without Wall Street: A Main Street Guide to Making Money, Son of a Son of a Gambler: Winners, Losers and What to Do When You Win the Lottery and The Unbridled World of Ernie Fletcher: Reflections on Kentucky’s Governor.
One of his following book, Life Lessons from the Golf Course, was co-written with PGA Professional Clay Hamrick.
Don McNay was also the CEO of RRP International, a book publishing and digital media company based in Lexington, Kentucky.
Don McNay won “Best Columnist” from the Kentucky Press Association in 2005.
Don McNay served has a syndicated newspaper columnist for CNHI news service from 2006 to 2013 and a community columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader from 1983 to 1986.
Don McNay has served as Treasurer of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.
He was also an adviser for lottery winners, specializing in helping people who have come into sudden money.
Don McNay passed away at 57 yrs old.