Trustee McKay was elected to the Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees in 2010. She works as president and co-owner of Mustang Marketing, the oldest and largest marketing firm in Ventura County. Joining Mustang in early 2010, Chair McKay’s unique hybrid of expertise in business management and community outreach allows her to effectively help Mustang’s Southern California clients succeed, whether large national corporations or local nonprofits.
Chair McKay’s business career started in 1982 in the telecommunications field, then in 1986 she and her father founded Strategic Television. After more than two decades in live broadcast television, managing some of the largest and most complex programs of that time, she switched focus to fundraising for education and nonprofit organizations before joining Mustang.
A resident of Thousand Oaks since 1972, she has received numerous awards for her dedication and work within the community. She has served on the Chico State College of Business Advisory Board, the Thousand Oaks Traffic and Transportation Commission, and various other local boards and committees, including 15 months as interim president of the local Boys & Girls Club. From 2004-2006, Chair McKay was president and executive director of the Conejo Schools Foundation, and remains an active board member. Chair McKay and her husband Duncan have four children.