Don McNay's Vita

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Education

 

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Masters of Arts of Degree

 

The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Masters of Financial Services

 

Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky

B.S.  Journalism and  Political Science

 

The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Chartered Life Underwriter

 

The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Chartered  Financial Consultant

 

Notre Dame University,  South Bend, Indiana (in conjunction with National Structured Settlement Trade Association)

Certified Structured Settlement Consultant

 

 
Professional Licenses Obtained

(as of May 1, 2014)

 

Kentucky Department of Insurance  (non-resident agent in numerous other states)

Life

Active

 

Kentucky Department of Insurance  (non-resident agent in numerous other states)

Life and Health Consultant

Active

 

Kentucky Department of Insurance 

Independent Adjuster

Active

 

Kentucky Department of Insurance 

Variable Life and Variable Annuities

Active

 

Kentucky Department of Insurance 

Health Maintenance Organization

N/A

 

Internal Revenue Service

Enrolled Agent

In Progress

 

National Association of Securities Dealers

Series 7,  (Stockbroker exam) 

Inactive

 

National Association of Securities Dealers

Series 6

Inactive

 

National Association of Securities Dealers

Series 63

Inactive

 

 

Education Related Honors
 

Awarded University Fellowship to attend graduate school

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tn.

 

Awarded Society of Collegiate Journalists Scholarship

Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky.

 

Awarded Phi Sigma Alpha Award for Excellence in Political Science

Eastern Kentucky University

 

Listed in Who’s Who among American College University students

 

 

Career
 

McNay Settlement Group Inc./McNay Financial Services

www.mcnay.com

1983-Present

Founder, President,  Chairman of the Board

 

Kentucky Guardianship Administrators LLC, Richmond, Kentucky

http://www.kentuckyguardianship.com/

2000-Present

Founder, Administrator,  Qualified Settlement Fund Administrator

 

RRP International Publishing and Digital Media LLC, Richmond, Kentucky

www.rrpinternational.org

2007-Present

Founder, Chairman, author

 

McNay Consulting, Richmond, Kentucky

www.mcnayconsulting.com

2008-Present

Founder, President

 

Eugenia Ruth Consulting LLC, Richmond, Kentucky

2000-Present

Founder

 

Oliver Joseph Consulting  LLC, Richmond, Kentucky

2000-Present

Founder

 

Independent Life and Health Insurance Agent

1982-Present

Agent

 

Independent Claims Adjuster

1999-Present

Adjuster

 

Independent Life and Health Insurance Consultant

1993-Present

Life and Health Insurance Consultant

 

CNHI News Services, Birmingham, Alabama

2006-2013

Syndicated Columnist

 

Richmond Register & a number of other publications, Richmond, Kentucky

www.richmondregister.com

2003-2013

Columnist

 

Wallingford Broadcasting, Richmond, Kentucky

2004-Present

Election Night Radio Anchor and Commentator

 

Huffington Post,  New York, New York

www.huffingtonpost.com

2008-Present

Contributor

 

Safeco Life Insurance President's Advisory Council, Seattle, Washington

1999-2002

Member of Council

 

Best-Selling Author, Author House & RRP International Publishers

www.rrpinternational.org

2006-Present

Author

 

Hartford Life Insurance Structured Settlement Advisory Council

1997-1998

Council Member

 

Jody Richards for Kentucky Governor, Frankfort, Kentucky

2001-2003

Member of Finance Committee

 

The Tom Leach Morning Show on WLAP-AM radio, Lexington, Kentucky

2006-2009

Daily Business Commentator and Contributor

 

Bob Babbage for Governor, Frankfort, Kentucky

1993-1995

Fayette County Chairman

 

Prestwick Group LTD (National Structured Settlement Company) 

1998-2000

President

 

Clinton/Gore Presidential Campaign, Washington DC.

1992

Kentucky Campaign Committee Board Member

 

Gary Payne for District Judge and Circuit Judge, Lexington, Kentucky

1989-1994

Campaign Treasurer,  Finance Chairman

 

Bill Clouse for State Senate, Kenneth Kearns for State Representative

1990

Paid Media Advisor and Pollster

 

Mutual of New York, Investment Products Advisory Council, Teaneck, New Jersey

1990

Council Member

 

Bob Babbage for Secretary of State, Lexington, Kentucky

1989-1991

Campaign Treasurer

 

Clay Bigler for Berea City Council, Berea, Kentucky

2002

Campaign Chairman

 

Lee Gentry for Mercer County Attorney, Harrodsburg, Kentucky

1988-1989

Campaign Chairman

 

Safeco Investment Services, Seattle, Washington

1999-2003

Registered Representative

 

Mutual of New York, Lexington, Kentucky

1982-1999

Field Underwriter and Agent

 

MONY Financial Services, Lexington, Kentucky

1982-1999

Field Underwriter

 

MONY Securities (AKA MONY Sales), New York, New York 

1983-1999

Registered Representative

 

Senator Al Gore Jr. for President of the United States, Washington DC.

1987-1988

Deputy State Coordinator for Kentucky and Campaign Advance in Ohio

 

Delta Group of Settlement Companies, California 

1993-1998

Affiliated Member & NSSTA

 

Bob Babbage for Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts

1985-1987

Campaign Chair, Campaign Finance Chair, Campaign Press Secretary

 

Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts, Frankfort, Kentucky

1998

Office Head

 

Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky

1985-1986

Part time instructor in College of Business

 

Steve Beshear for Kentucky Lt. Governor

1982-1983

State Youth Coordinator

 

Dick Robinson for Congress (Kentucky)

1982

Press Secretary

 

WKQQ-FM (radio) Lexington, Kentucky

1983-1990

Business, News & Sports Contributor for "Rock & Roll Morning Show"

 

Lexington Herald, later the Lexington Herald-Leader

1983-1986

Community Columnist

 

Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Kentucky

1982

Manual Laborer for nighttime cleaning crew

 

Tennessee Democratic Party, Bart Gordon-Chairman

1981-1982

Part-time Media Relations Specialist, reporting directly to Chairman

 

Bob Babbage for Lexington, Kentucky Council at Large

1981

Paid Campaign Staff

 

Eastern Progress, the student newspaper for Eastern Kentucky University

1978-1980

Reporter, Arts Critic, Columnist

 

Kentucky Bureau of Surface Mining, Frankfort, Kentucky

1980

Administrative Intern in Small (Coal) Operator Assistance Program

 

Hamilton County Ohio Recorder of Deeds, Cincinnati, Ohio

1978-1980

Summer time assistant

 

Bill Cox for Kentucky Lt. Governor

1979

Youth Coordinator

 

Tom Potter Sporting Goods, Newport, Kentucky

1978

Cashier

 

West Side Deli, later West Side Dry Cleaners, Newport, Kentucky

1974-1977

Stock Clerk, Cashier, Manager

 

 

Books
 

Workers Compensation in Kentucky Chapter 13 “Settlements”

Co-authored with Kevin King

Published by the University of Kentucky College of Law

1996.

 

The Unbridled World of Ernie Fletcher: Reflections on Kentucky's Governor

Published by AuthorHouse

2006

 

Son of a Son of a Gambler: Winners, Losers and What to Do When You Win the Lottery

Published by RRP International Publishing and Digital Media

2010

 

Wealth Without Wall Street: A Main Street Guide to Making Money

Published by RRP International Publishing and Digital Media

2011

 

Life Lessons from the Lottery: Protecting Your Money in a Scary World

Published by RRP International Publishing and Digital Media

2012

 

Life Lessons from the Golf Course: The Quest for Spiritual Meaning, Psychological Understanding and Inner Peace through the Game of Golf

Co-authored with Clay Hamrick

Published by RRP International Publishing and Digital Media

2013

 

Son of a Son of a Gambler: Joe McNay 80th Birthday Edition

Published by RRP International Publishing and Digital Media

2013

 

Don McNay Greatest Hits: Ten Years as an Award-Winning Columnist

Published by RRP International Publishing and Digital Media

2013

 

Death By Lottery: They won the lottery. They lost their lives.

Published by RRP International Publishing and Digital Media

2014

 

 

Trade Publications Specific to Legal or Financial Services Industries
 

“Settling Claims Using Medically Rated Structured Settlements”

Claims Magazine

Co-authored with Angela Luhys

 

“Is a Qualified Settlement Fund Right for Your Client?”

Trial Magazine

Co-authored with William Garmer

 

“Structured Settlements and Special Needs Trust: A Win-Win Combination for Injury Victims”

National Underwriter Magazine

Co-authored with Gena Lewis

 

"The Case for a Plaintiff Structured Settlement Advocate"

Trial Diplomacy Journal

Co-authored with E. Andre Busald and William Taylor (Tay) Robinson IV.

 

"Structured Settlement Market Open to Planners"

National Underwriter

 

“Life Insurance and Annuities in Structured Settlements”

LAN Magazine

 

“Structured Settlements and the Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act of 1995"

Trial Diplomacy Journal

Co-authored with Assistant United States Attorney Thomas Lee Gentry

 

“The Evolution of Structured Settlements”

Trial Diplomacy Journal

 

“Packaging Payment: Structured Settlements in Workers Compensation Cases”

Claims Magazine

 

“Mining for Prospects in Structured Settlements Mkt."

National Underwriter, Life/Health/Financial Services Edition

 

"Protect Settlement Pie from Quickly Withering,”

Best Review

 

“Creative Ideas for Annuities"

Life Insurance Selling

 

“Solve the Structured Settlements Dilemma with SPDA’s”

LAN Magazine

 

“The Other Side of Structured Settlements”

Trial Magazine

 

“Structured Settlements and Special Needs Trusts: A Guide for Kentucky Attorneys"

Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorney’s Advocate

Co-authored with Gena Lewis

 

“Court Ordered Settlements”

Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorney’s Advocate

Co-authored with District Judge Stanley Billingsley

 

“468(b) Trusts Offer Opportunity to Plaintiff Attorneys”

Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorney’ s Advocate

 

“Structured Settlements and Kentucky Workers Compensation” 

Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorney's Advocate

 

“Changes in Kentucky Guardianship Law”

Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorney’s Advocate

Co-authored with District Judge Stanley Billingsley

 

“Treasury Bond Trusts”

Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorney’s Advocate

 

“Personal Injury Settlement Alternatives”

Georgia Bar Association Publications

 

"Estate Planning" 

Round The Table, Official Publication of Million Dollar Round Table

 

 

Radio and Television Appearances

 

International Television

 

CBC News Network

Toronto, Canada

"Connect with Mark Kelley"  interview

 

Al Jazeera Americas TV

Washington DC 

Interview

 

CTV News Channel

Scarborough, Ontario

Interview

 

RAI-Italy

Rome, Italy

Filmed segment in Las Vegas about lottery winners

 

International Radio

 

BBC News Online

Washington DC

Interview

 

CBC Radio

Toronto, Canada

Guest on documentary radio show about lottery winners

 

Radio Live

New Zealand

Interview with Michael Laws

 

TBS eFM

Seoul, South Korea

Guest on  "This Morning" program

Host Alex Jensen

 

National Television

 

CBS Evening News with Katie Couric

New York, New York

Appeared in a news story about lottery winners

 

CBS Morning News

New York, New York

In-studio interview by Rebecca Jarvis

 

National Radio

 

ABC Radio News

New York, New York

Interview

 

AP Television

Washington DC

Interview with Associated Press Television

 

CBS News Radio

Los Angeles, California

Interview

 

Fox News Radio

New York, New York

Kilmeade and Friends

Guest on syndicated radio  show

 

Mike McConnell Syndicated Radio Show

Cincinnati, Ohio

In-studio guest

 

Mitch Albom Radio Show

Detroit, Michigan

Guest on show

 

POTUS 08-XM Radio

Washington DC

Interview with Tim Farley

 

The Michael Smerconish Program

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Guest on show

 

The Wealth Channel via the American College

Interview by Professor Allen C McLellan

On "The Dangers of Sudden Wealth"

 

WGN-AM

Chicago, Illinois 

Guest on Turi Ryder Show

 

WHYY-FM NPR

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Guest on Radio Times

 

Television

 

WYMT-TV

Hazard, Kentucky

Guest on talk show Issues and Answers (multiple times)

 

WYMT-TV

Hazard, Kentucky

"Money Guru" for news segments and station's web page

 

WTVQ-TV

Lexington, Kentucky

Weekly commentator on "No Apologies" segment of 6 p.m. news

 

WTVQ-TV

Lexington, Kentucky 

Multiple appearances in all news slots

 

WLEX-TV

Lexington, Kentucky

Live appearance on "The Noon News"

 

WKYT-TV

Lexington, Kentucky

Multiple appearances in all news slots

 

WKRC-TV

Cincinnati, Ohio

Appearance on evening news

 

WDKY-TV

Lexington, Kentucky

Appearance on 10 p.m. news (multiple times)

 

WCPO-TV

Cincinnati, Ohio

Interview

 

Legal Broadcasting Network

Scottsdale, Arizona

Several interviews

 

KTTV-TV

Los Angeles, California   

Interview with Jeff Michael on Studio 11 LA

 

Kentucky Special Olympics Television

Louisville, Kentucky 

Color commentator for state basketball finals

 

Kentucky Educational Television

Guest on Comment on Kentucky (multiple times)

 

Insight Cable

Covington, Kentucky

Several appearances on Northern Kentucky Magazine

 

Radio

 

WVOC-FM

Columbia, South Carolina

Guest on The Discipline Financial Show

 

WVLK-FM

Lexington, Kentucky

News interview with Katie Cline

 

WVLK-FM

Lexington, Kentucky

Kruser and Crew (twice)

 

WUKY-FM

Lexington, Kentucky

Guest on Curtains @ 8

 

WLW Radio

Cincinnati, Ohio

The Bill Cunningham Show

 

WLW Radio

Cincinnati, Ohio  

Eddie Fingers and Tracy  Jones (multiple appearances)

 

WLW Radio

Cincinnati, Ohio  

The Scott Sloan Show (multiple appearances)

 

WLAP-FM

Lexington, Kentucky

Sunday Morning Sports Talk

 

WLAP-AM

Lexington, Kentucky 

Guest on Ferrell Wellman Show (three times)

 

WLAP-AM

Lexington, Kentucky

Guest host of Ferrell Wellman Show

 

WLAP Radio

Lexington, Kentucky  

Lee Cruse Show

 

WLAP Radio

Lexington, Kentucky

Tom Leach Show (daily contributor to morning show)

 

WLAP Radio

Lexington, Kentucky  

The Pulse with Leland Conway

 

WLAP Radio

Lexington, Kentucky

The Dave Baker Show (multiple appearances)

 

WKQQ-FM

Lexington, Kentucky

Daily business commentator on Rock and Roll Morning Show

 

WHAS Radio

Louisville, Kentucky

The Leland Conway Show

 

WGTK-AM

Louisville, Kentucky

Guest on Joe Elliott Show (multiple times)

 

WEKU-FM

Richmond, Kentucky

Guest on multiple news programs

 

WCYO-FM

Richmond, Kentucky

Numerous interviews for local news segments

 

WBAL Radio

Baltimore, Maryland

Guest on morning show

 

Wallingford Broadcasting Network

Richmond, Kentucky

Election night anchor and commentator (multiple times)

 

KXNT AM & FM

Las Vegas, Nevada

Guest on "Live and Local With Kevin Wall."

 

KURV-AM

McAllen, Texas

Guest on afternoon show

 

KPCC/NPR

Patt Morrison Show

Los Angeles, California  

Guest on three shows

 

Kentucky News Network

Louisville, Kentucky

Interviewed for news broadcasts (multiple times)

 

AM 1100 The Flag

Fargo, North Dakota

Bruce Kelly and Company

Guest on radio show

 

84 WHAS

Louisville, Kentucky

Guest on the Joe Elliott Show (multiple times)

 

84 WHAS

Louisville, Kentucky

Guest on Leland Conway Show

 

84 WHAS

Louisville, Kentucky

Guest on Terry Meiner Show (multiple times)

 

84 WHAS

Louisville, Kentucky

Guest on Tony Cruise and Morning team

 

1190 KEX

Portland, Oregon

Morning Update with Paul Linnman (multiple appearances)

 

 

Print Media

 

Newspapers Where Don McNay Was Cited or Quoted in an Article

 

Associated Press

"Fla. lottery winner led problem-filled life"

 

Associated Press

"What to do after you hit the Mega Millions jackpot"

 

Bay City Times

Bay City, Michigan

"Plan to hit the jackpot Friday?"

 

The Berkshire Eagle

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

"Unlucky winners"

 

CBS - 3 WREG

Memphis, Tennessee

"Powerball Swells To $550 Million"

 

CBS Moneywatch

"Powerball at $500 Million: What to Do if You Win"

 

Charleston Daily Mail

Charleston, West Virginia

"Tips will help protect lottery winners"

 

Clinton Herald

Iowa

"Life-changing event on horizon for lottery winner:

 

Commercial Appeal

Memphis, Tennessee

"Lottery winner hit jackpot of woe -- Gave millions; got sued, found dead"

 

Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Texas

"Jackpot tip: Don't show me the money"

 

Daily Breeze

Torrance, California

"Dead lottery winner led a troubled life"

 

Daily Breeze

Torrance, California

"Now that you won the lottery"

 

Daily Post

Palo Alto, CA

"What to do if you hit Mega Millions jackpot"

 

Deseret News

Salt Lake City, Utah 

"Florida lottery winner led problem-filled life"

 

East Oregonian

Pendleton, Oregon

"The bad luck of winning"

 

Flint Journal

Flint, Michigan

"Jackpot Winners advised to be cautious"

 

Grand Rapids Press

Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Big Winners Should Take Care to Avoid Headaches"

 

Grand Rapids Press

Grand Rapids, Michigan

"Who killed the lottery winner?"

 

Gwinnett Daily Post

Lawrenceville, Georgia

"What to do after you hit the Mega Millions jackpot"

 

The Hawk Eye

Burlington, Iowa

"Florida $30M lottery winner led problem-filled life"

 

Herald Bulletin

Anderson, Indiana

"What to do after you hit the Mega Millions jackpot"

 

Herald News

West Paterson, New Jersey

"Big Jackpot Winners Warn About a World 'Turned Upside Down'"

 

The Herald

Rock Hill, South Carolina

"After you hit the jackpot"

 

Kalamazoo Gazette

Michigan

"Lottery get advice from professionals"

 

Kitsap Sun

Bremerton, Washington

"From $30 Million to Six Feet Under"

 

Lexington Herald-Leader

Lexington, Kentucky

"State lotteries tax the poor, make losers of big winners"

 

Lexington Herald-Leader

Lexington, Kentucky

"Problems, then death, followed Fla. lottery winner"

 

Los Angeles Times

"What to do if you win Mega Millions jackpot"

 

New York Daily News NY

"POWER PUSHERS: Money pros rush to 'aid' winner"

 

North Adams Transcript

Massachusetts

"The bad luck of winning"

 

Odessa American

Texas

"Learn what to do after you hit the lottery jackpot"

 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania

"The Bad Luck of Winning: Lotteries Take from the Poor and Immiserate the Suddenly Rich"

 

The Record

Hackensack, New Jersey

"Words of Warning from Winners"

 

Rushville Republican

Indiana

"Lottery privacy bill an early loser"

 

Rutland Herald

Vermont

"The bad luck of winning"

 

Saginaw News

"Michigan"

"Mega careful who you tell about winning"

 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis, Missouri

"Wow is the word as record pot for Mega Millions stokes sales"

 

St. Petersburg Times

St Petersburg, Florida

"Hitting Lottery Can Be a Curse"

 

Stanly News and Press

North Carolina

"My journey to God via the golf course"

 

The Times

Trenton, New Jersey

"Lottery changed winner's life"

 

Tampa Bay Times

Tampa, Florida 

"What to do if you win the lottery"

 

Readers Digest

"13 Things Lottery Winners Won’t Tell You"

 

Lexington Herald Leader

Lexington, Kentucky

"Get a Portfolio Checkup"

 

Lexington Herald Leader

Lexington, Kentucky

"Renting to Own: Fast but Not Cheap"

 

Lexington Herald Leader

Lexington, Kentucky

"Asset Allocation"

 

Lexington Herald Leader

Lexington, Kentucky

"Will Sending Your Child to College Send You To the Cleaners"

 

Lexington Herald Leader

Lexington, Kentucky

"Starting Your Marriage Off On The Right Foot"

 

Lexington Herald Leader

Lexington, Kentucky

"For Business People,  Here are books you don't want to miss"

 

Lexington Herald Leader

Lexington, Kentucky

"Presidential Candidate to Practice With Cats"

 

 

Articles that feature Don McNay

 

Forbes Magazine

New York, New York

"Chasing the Ambulance Chasers"

 

Financial Planning Magazine

New York, New York

"Poor No More"

 

National Enquirer

New York, New York

"Expert Tips on Enjoying Your Good Fortune"

 

New York Times

New York, New York

"The High Cost of Winning" by Joe Nocera

 

Courier Journal

Louisville, Kentucky

"Can Teachers Teach If They Don't Know," by Byron Crawford

 

Lexington Herald Leader

"Successful Consultant Overcomes Early Adversity,"  by Jim Jordan

 

Lexington Herald Leader

"Practical Financial Advice is Don McNay's strong suit," by Tom Eblen

 

Lexington Herald Leader

"Settlement Setups One Company's Story: Don McNay Helps Big-Money Winners Make Financial Plans," by Jamie Butters

 

 

Don McNay's Community Column in Lexington Herald Leader

 

"Recognizing Our Best Teachers: Achievement Tests Aren't Answer"

 

"New Format Would Enliven Presidential Debates"

 

"Jaycees Should Welcome Women"

 

"Woodstock Left a Valuable Legacy"

 

"Controversy Shouldn't Stop Campaign to Register Voters"

 

"Did Republican Party Impress Voters as Instrument of Change?"

 

"Why Not Give Struggling Columnist His Big Break?"

 

"When One Dream Comes True, It's Time to Move On to the Next"

 

"Structured Settlements Have Advantages"

 

"Limiting Damages in Lawsuits Would Penalize Victimes, Public"

 

"Turner-CBS Drama is a Lot Like Professional Wrestling"

 

"Reagan's Tax Proposal: Too Good to Be True?"

 

"Live Aid Concert: Yuppies Make Good and Do Good"

 

"Let's Not Underestimate the Power of a Resolution"

 

 

Lexington Herald Book Review

 

"Coppola: Godfather of Filmmaking, Highly Readable Bio Offers Insight and Perspective"

 

"The Rise and Fall of Enron, Personalities Made a Dangerous Combination"

 

"To Be The Man, The Autobiography of Ric Flair"

 

"A Piece of the Action"

 

"Rainmaker: The Saga of Jeff Beck"

 

 

Don McNay Syndicated Columnist

Don McNay's newspaper column has appeared thousands of times in newspapers around the United States.   Here is sampling of some of the newspapers and some of the columns.

 

Winchester Sun

Winchester, Kentucky

"Making the best of the economic mess"

 

Richmond Register

Richmond, Kentucky

"Powerball Jack and the Wall Street Bailouts"

 

Ashland Independent

Ashland, Kentucky

"Spenders Need rehab program"

 

Times Tribune

Corbin, Kentucky

"All American Attitude"

 

Claiborne Progress

Tazewell, Tennesse

"The positive economics of food stamps"

 

Grayson County News Gazette

Leitchfield, Kentucky

"Out of the Box Bankruptcy 'reform' isn't"

 

Kentucky Post

Covington, Kentucky

"Humor 'Unbridled' With Motto"

 

Middlesboro Daily News

Middlesboro, Kentucky

"Extreme Economics In the Classroom"

 

Jessamine Journal

Nicholasville, Kentucky

"The OxyContin letters"

 

Glasgow Daily Times

Glasgow, Kentucky

"A holiday guide for dysfunctional families"

 

Stillwater News Press

Stillwater, Oklahoma

"Gamblers know what pundits don't"

 

Mineral  Wells Index

Mineral Wells, Texas

"Good Guys and Bad Guys"

 

Commonwealth-Journal

Somerset, Kentucky

"An open letter to Magic Johnson"

 

Advocate-Messenger

Danville, Kentucky

"What happens if your car blows up?"

 

Jacksonsville Daily Progress

Jacksonville, Texas

"Playing the hand God dealt to you"

 

Allied News

Grove City, Pennsylvania

"Just say ‘No’ to adult children wanting money"

 

Muskogee Daily Phoenix and Times-Democrat

Muskogee, Oklahoma

"Whale’ loses $127 million in Vegas and sues"

 

Norman Transcript

Norman, Oklahoma

"When do you take a severance package?"

 

McCreary County Record

Whitley City, Kentucky

"The Debt Relief Rip-off"

 

Salem News

Beverly, Massachusetts

"There's gambler ethics and Wall Street ethics"

 

Edmond Sun

Edmond, Oklahoma

"Naming rights inflate egos at taxpayer expense"

 

Redwood Falls Gazette

Redwood Falls, Minnesota

"Invest your money locally"

 

Weatherford Democrat

Weatherford, Texas

"Treatment, not prison, can transform a life"

 

Washington Times-Herald

Washington, Indiana

"Here’s a different look at life insurance"

 

Port Arthur News

Port Arthur, Texas

"Bernanke killing small investors"

 

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Bluefield, West Virginia

"Lessons from a gambler's hideout"

 

Tonawanda News

New York

"Lessons from a gambler’s hideout"

 

The Journal-Register

Medina, New York

"College chums become literary hits"

 

The Tribune-Democrat

Johnstown, Pennsylvania

"After lottery win, woman dies at 25"

 

The Tribune-Star

Terre Haute, Indiana

"Will you be happy if you win the lottery?"

 

The Harlan Daily Enterprise

Kentucky

"A Gentlemen's Profession"

 

Clinton Herald

Clinton, Iowa

"Life Lessons From Lottery"

 

The Free Press

Mankato, Minnesota

"Did Fletcher Have Huckabee's Charm?"

 

Tribune Star

Terre Haute, Indiana

"Will you be happy if you win the lottery" 

 

Orange Leader

Orange, Texas

"Life Lessons from a trial lawyer" 

 

 

Other Publications Where Don McNay has contributed or been quoted

 

Coal People Magazine

featured in cover story about Small Coal Operator Assistance Program

 

Eastern Kentucky University Alumni Magazine

 

Eastern Kentucky University Progress

 

NYTimes.com

"Second Thoughts on Bailout Bill,"  featured on Joe Nocera's Blog

 

Registered Representative Magazine

 

The Dixie News

Erlanger, Kentucky

 

The Kenton County Recorder

 

The River City News

Covington, Kentucky

 

 

Speaking Engagements

 

Bar Associations and Legal Groups

 

Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention

 

Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys Annual Conventions (five times)

 

Georgia Trial Attorneys

 

Indiana Trial Lawyers Annual Convention (twice)

 

Cooperative Association of Medical Malpractice Attorneys, (CAMA) meeting in Asheville, NC

 

Louisville Bar Association (four times)

 

Kentucky Bar Association local and district meetings (over 35 different meetings)

 

Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys Seminars (over 30 times)

 

Fayette County (Lexington, Kentucky) Bar Association (twice)

 

Madison County Bar Association (four times)

 

Boyle County Bar Association

 

Tennessee Trial Attorneys, Nashville, Tennessee

 

Perry County Bar Association

 

Pikeville Bar Association

 

Laurel County Bar Association

 

Warren County Bar Association

 

 

Insurance and Financial Planning Groups

 

Society of Settlement Planners Annual Convention

Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Society of Settlement Planners Annual Convention

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

SCHUUL Risk Retention Group, Annual Convention

Bermuda

 

United Educators Risk Retention Group

Chevy Chase, Md. (seven times)

 

Kentucky Association of Counties Annual Convention

Louisville, Kentucky

 

Kentucky Association of Counties Annual Convention

Lexington, Kentucky

 

MONY Securities Top Producer Conference

Atlanta, Georgia (four times)

 

Bluegrass Estate Planning Council

Lexington, Kentucky (twice)

 

COMP-Ed, Workers Compensation Education Seminar

Louisville, Kentucky (three times)

 

National Business Institute

Louisville, Kentucky (four times)

 

Kentucky School Board Association Annual Convention

Louisville, Kentucky (four times)

 

Lexington Association of Life Underwriters

Lexington, Kentucky (twice)

 

Lexington Society of Financial Services Professionals

Lexington, Kentucky

 

Kentucky Broadcasting Association, Annual Convention

Lexington, Kentucky

 

MONY South Managers Meeting

Destin, Florida

 

International Association of Financial Planners

Atlanta, Georgia

 

Madison County Life Underwriters

Richmond, Kentucky  (three times)

 

Kentucky Press Association  Annual Convention

Lexington, Kentucky

 

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Annual Convention

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Annual Convention

San Diego, California

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Annual Convention

Williamsburg, Virginia

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Annual Convention

Phoenix, Arizona

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Annual Convention

Miami, Florida

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Annual Convention

San Diego, California

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Annual Convention

Phoenix, Arizona

 

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Instructor for People Entering Structured Settlement Industry

 

Instructor for the National Structured Settlement Trade Association Basic Seminar

St. Louis, Missouri

 

Instructor for the National Structured Settlement Trade Association Basic Seminar

Denver, Colorado

 

Instructor for the National Structured Settlement Trade Association Basic Seminar

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Instructor for the National Structured Settlement Trade Association Basic Seminar

Dallas, Texas

 

Instructor for the National Structured Settlement Trade Association Basic Seminar

San Diego, California

 

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association  Regional and Administrative Seminars

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Marketing and Regional Meeting

Dallas, Texas

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Regional Meeting

Chicago, Illinois

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Administrative Seminar

St. Louis, Missouri

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Fall Seminar

Washington DC

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Regional Seminar

Salt Lake City, Utah

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Workers Compensation Seminar

Salt Lake City, Utah

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Fall Seminar

Chicago, Illinois

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Fall Seminar

Washington DC

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Administrative Seminar

Denver, Colorado

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association, Administrative Seminar

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association, Regional meeting

Washington DC

 

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Board of Directors Meetings

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Directors Meeting

Palm Springs, California

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Directors Meeting

Williamsburg, Virginia

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Directors Meeting

Washington DC (four times)

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Directors Meeting

Phoenix Arizona

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Directors Meeting

Miami, Florida

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association Directors Meeting

Chicago, Illinois

 

 

Civic and Business Offices and Activities
 

Elected to the National Structured Settlement Trade Association

Washington DC

Board of Directors

 

Treasurer, National Sociey of Newspaper Columnists

San Francisco, California

 

Elected to the Society of Settlement Planners

Fort Worth, Texas

Board of Directors

 

Elected to the National Society of Newspaper Columnists

San Francisco, California

Board of Directors

 

Eastern Kentucky University Foundation

Richmond, Kentucky

Board of Directors

 

Eastern Kentucky University National Alumni Association

Richmond, Kentucky

Board of Directors

 

President’s Advisory Council member in Safeco Life Insurance Company

Seattle, Washington

 

Structured Settlement Advisory Council member, Hartford Life Insurance Company

Hartford, Connecticut

 

Investment Products Advisory Council member, Mutual of New York Life Insurance Company

New York, New York

 

Million Dollar Round Table

Chicago, Illinois

Quarter Century Member

 

Eastern Kentucky University, College of Business and Technology

Member of College Advisory Council

 

Eastern Kentucky University Americorp Advisory Committee

Charter Member of Advisory Committee

 

Chairman, National Structured Settlement Trade Association

Washington, DC

Public Relations Committee

 

Co-Founder of National Structured Settlement Trade Association Committee to study Federal Black Lung legislation

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association

board liaison to NSSTA Political Action Committee

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association

board liaison to NSSTA Education Committee

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association

board liasion to NSSTA Public Relations Committee

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association

board liasion to NSSTA Public Relations Committee

 

Certified Structured Settlement Consultant’s Certification Program and Education Committee board liaison

1999 – 2000

 

National Structured Settlement Trade Association

board liasion to Certified Structured Settlement Consultant's Certification Program

 

Newsletter Editor, National Society of Newspaper Columnists

San Francisco, California

 

Saint Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church

Richmond, Kentucky

President of Church Council

 

Society of Professional Journalists

Lexington, Kentucky

Secretary and Member of Board of Directors

 

Eastern Kentucky University  Foundation

Richmond, Kentucky

Member of Foundation Investment Committee

 

Eastern Kentucky University  Office of Development

Richmond, Kentucky

Planned Giving Committee

 

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky

Charter Member of the Legacy Society of  contributors to the University

 

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky

University Fellow

 

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky

creator of the Ollie and Theresa McNay Endowed Scholarship for Nursing

 

Lexington Jaycees

Lexington, Kentucky

Elected to  Board of Directors

 

Lexington Jaycees

Lexington, Kentucky

Elected to position of Chaplain

 

Lexington Kentucky Life Underwriters

Board of Directors

 

Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church

Lexington, Kentucky

Finance Council

 

Vote Central Kentucky

a non-partisan voter education program

Founder and Chairman

 

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Member of Society of Fellows and Faculty Club

 

Richmond Exchange Club

Richmond, Kentucky

Member

 

Vanderbilt University Alumni Association

Member

 

National Association of Financial Advisors

Washington DC

Member

 

Lexington Chamber of Commerce

Lexington, Kentucky

selected to be in the Leadership Lexington program

 

 
Honors and Awards
 

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky

Inducted into the Eastern Kentucky University  Hall of Distinguished Alumni

1998

 

Million Dollar Round Table

Chicago, Illinois

Life Member

 

Million Dollar Round Table

Chicago, Illinois

Quarter Century Club (member for 25 consecutive years)

 

Million Dollar Round Table

Chicago, Illinois

Top of the Million Dollar Round Table (six times)

 

Million Dollar Round Table

Chicago, Illinois

Court of the Million Dollar Round Table (eight times)

 

Lexington Jaycees

Lexington, Kentucky

Selected as Outstanding Young Lexingtonian

 

Kentucky Press Association

Frankfort, Kentucky

Best Columnist, First Place, Class One, Daily Newspapers

 

Eastern Kentucky University Department of Communications

Richmond, Kentucky

Outstanding  Department of Communications Alumnus

 

Kentucky Press Association

Frankfort, Kentucky

Best Columnist,  Second Place,  Class One, Daily Newspapers

 

MONY Securities Corp

New York, New York

Top Securities Producer in Kentucky Agency  (eleven times)

 

Kentucky Book Fair

Frankfort, Kentucky

Selected to participate in Kentucky Book Fair  (four times)

 

Office of the Kentucky Governor

Frankfort, Kentucky

named an honorary Kentucky Colonel

 

Office of the Mayor

Hazard, Kentucky

Named an honorary Duke of Hazard and given a key to the city