(670 The Score) Andrew McKenna, a Chicago business leader and a part owner of the Bears who was also a member of the team's board of directors, died Tuesday at the age of 93.
The Bears confirmed his passing in a statement released late Tuesday.
"This afternoon we lost a friend of more than 40 years to our family and the Bears," team chairman George McCaskey said in a statement. "Few people have had a larger impact on our great city. Andy spent his life dedicated to institutions across sports, media, museums, academia, health care and more, sharing his insights and leadership. His guidance helped us make sound business decisions, most recently with our selection of Kevin Warren as our next president & CEO. We are grateful for his many contributions to the Bears and his wisdom will be missed. Our prayers are with his family."
McKenna served as chairman of McDonald's from 2004 through 2016 before being named to an emeritus role. He been on the Bears' board of directors alongside members of the McCaskey family and Pat Ryan. McKenna is the first person to ever serve as chairman for both the Cubs and White Sox.
A Chicago native, McKenna earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing from Notre Dame and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from DePaul's College of Law.
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