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1990 1995 1991 Began career at Dollar Savings Bank in Wheeling 1995 Graduated from West Liberty University 1996 Joined Prudential Securities Incorporated 2000 2002 Named a Young Gun by West Virginia Executive magazine 2003 Founded McKinley Investment Group 2005 2010 2015 2007 Founded McKinley Properties LLC 2007 Earned the Certified Financial Planner certification 2008 Joined Young Presidents’ Organization Mountain State and Pittsburgh chapters 2009 Appointed to serve as trustee for the WV Investment Management Board 2009 Appointed to the regional advisory board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland 2010 Founded Willow Glen Capital LLC 2013 Acquired Terradon Communications Group and ContactPointe 2015 Acquired Catchpoint Digital in Wheeling, WV “I enjoy helping people improve themselves and their futures and hope, through the impact of my efforts, I have inspired others to do the same.” employ a collective 60 people with annual payroll and benefits of more than $5 mil- lion. While this motivates McKinley to work hard, his unrelenting drive to help fellow West Virginians and their commu- nities is his chief motivator. “I find great pleasure in producing value and creating lasting positive impacts on those around me,” says McKinley. “I see a world of possibilities and can envision a better future.” This unwavering dedication to public and community service is a family trait and one of which McKinley is very proud. “I have a lot of respect for my family’s historical commitment and impact—gen- erations of public service dating back more than 100 years,” he says. “My father, U.S. Congressman David McKinley, taught me about the importance of personal respon- sibility, gave me the confidence required for entrepreneurship and shared with me a love for West Virginia and a commit- ment to public service.” With such an impressive family legacy to uphold, it should come as no surprise that McKinley has plans for public service in his future. “With an interest in eventually offering my business experiences and expertise in strategy, leadership and finance to help even more West Virginians, I intend to eventu- ally seek public office,” he says. As a result of his upbringing, McKinley donates his time, talent and resources to many organizations. He serves as a trustee of the West Virginia Investment Manage- ment Board, which manages the state’s $20 billion pension, insurance and endowment investment programs, and represents North Central West Virginia on an advisory board to the Pittsburgh branch of the Federal Re- serve Bank of Cleveland. McKinley also uses his experience in finance and economics to help West Vir- ginia’s business community. Through col- laboration with the West Virginia Uni- versity Bureau of Business and Economic Research, he has co-chaired statewide and regional economic outlook conferences in Charleston and Wheeling. His commitment to the community is demonstrated through numerous leader- ship roles. He is chairman of the finance and investment committee of the Boy Scouts of America Ohio River Valley Council, past chairman and current membership officer for the Young Presidents’ Organization Moun- tain State chapter, co-founder of the Com- munity Fitness Challenge for Executives and former board of directors member for the Regional Economic Development Partner- ship. He is also a member of the Wheeling Area and West Virginia chambers of com- merce and Rotary Club of Wheeling. “I am a big believer in personal respon- sibility,” says McKinley. “If you give a man a fish, you’ll feed him for a day, but if you teach him to fish, you’ll feed him for a lifetime. I care very much about the sta