Quinn G. McKay

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Quinn Gunn McKay is a writer and academic. He is the author of Money Matters in Your Marriage (1971), The Bottom Line on Integrity (1994), and Is Lying Sometimes the Right Thing for an Honest Person to Do?: How Self-Interest and the Competitive Business World Distort Our Moral Values and What We Should Do About It (1997).

McKay was born on October 30, 1926, and raised in Huntsville, Utah. His brothers are Gunn McKay and Monroe G. McKay; he is a nephew of President David O. McKay. He served in the United States Marine Corps toward the end of World War II. He then served as a missionary in England for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He attended Weber State College and then Brigham Young University, where he served as student body president and graduated with a degree in accounting. He then earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

He then went to Rangoon, Burma, as a business consultant to help upgrade the University of Rangoon. Two years later, he returned to Harvard and earned a DBA. He then taught business at BYU and became the first director of its MBA program. He spent two years in Nigeria establishing a campus for the University of Pittsburgh. In those two years, he founded a department of management, established eight scholarships, and helped build an 11,000-volume library. McKay then became the dean of the business school at Weber State College. He later moved to Texas Christian University and after his retirement, he was an adjunct professor at the University of Utah. In 2001, he became the president of the BYU Emeritus Association. He was also senior vice president of Skaggs companies.

McKay is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has served in many callings. He served as second counselor in the general presidency of the Young Men organization from 1977 to 1979. He served as president of the England Coventry Mission from 1980 to 1983.

He and his wife, Shirley, are the parents of five children.