Business owned by Verlon McKay ’61 recognized by California news publication

Verlon McKay
 Verlon McKay '61

An accounting firm owned by Verlon McKay ’61 and family members was among companies nominated for the 2013 Family Owned Business Awards given by the Orange County Business Journal in Irvine, Calif.

    McKay & Carnahan Inc. is a CPA firm founded by McKay in 1981. His son, Alan, and daughter, Cheryl, are partners and CPAs in the business, located in Newport Beach, Calif. The firm provides a broad range of services to individuals and business clients with annual revenue ranging from $2 million to more than $100 million.

    McKay is trustee of the Sam and Rie Bloomfield Foundation, which has generously supported Wichita State for many years. Among the endowments it has established are the Sam Bloomfield Chair in Sustainable Engineered Systems, the Sam Bloomfield Chair in Aerospace Engineering, the Rie Bloomfield Organ Series Fund, the Bloomfield Foundation Faculty Fellows in Business, the Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Engineer in Residence and the Paul & Joy Mahan Endowed Scholarship/Fellowship in Accounting.

    McKay also has provided individual support to the W. Frank Barton School of Business annual fund and the Rhatigan Student Center renovation, among other areas. He is a life member of the WSU Alumni Association and was the 2012 recipient of the WSU President’s Medal.

    He graduated from the University of Wichita with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

 
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