Retired Chairman - McKenney's Inc.
Mechanical Contractors and Engineers
Retired Chairman, McKenney's Inc.
1st Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps
Sales Engineer and Account Executive, Trane Company
B.S. in Physics and BIE degrees
Georgia Institute of Technology
Masters in Business Administration
Georgia State University
In 1972, David joined his family’s mechanical contracting firm, McKenney’s Inc., as Vice President.
He became President and CEO in 1973 and led the company for 36 years, presiding over its growth from $5 million and 100 employees to over $200 million and 800 employees. Eventually, McKenney’s became one of the country’s largest privately held mechanical contracting and engineering firms.
70+ years of Impact
We celebrated our 70th-anniversary last year! From the beginning of commercial air conditioning, to helping shape skylines across the Southeast, we have grown a great deal over the last seven decades. We are thankful to all those who helped us achieve this milestone!
Introducing Innovations in Design, Management and Delivery of Construction
McKenney's introduces the latest technology to improve quality and cost.
David M. McKenney Family Professorship
Designed to enhance ISyE’s ability to “attract and retain eminent teacher-scholars to this position of academic leadership in the field of sustainability, energy, and environmental initiatives.”
Distinguished Leadership and Service
David is active in the community and has served as president of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. He is a member of the Georgia Tech Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni, ANAK, and a recipient of the Joseph May Pettit Alumni Distinguished Service Award.
David has served on the Board of Georgia Tech Facilities Corporation and is a Trustee Emeritus of the Georgia Tech Foundation. David's affiliations include the Bobby Dodd Institute, (a founding member and past chair of the board), the Tech ISyE Advisory Board, and the Atlanta Rotary Club. He serves on the board of The University Financing Foundation and served as a trustee of two Taft-Hartley pension funds for over 30 years.
David serves on the iFOLIO Advisory Board.
David and his wife, Sarah, have three grown children and four grandchildren. They live in the Atlanta area and enjoy spending time on Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee, Georgia.