William McEssy began his distinguished business career as an attorney in 1964. He actively practiced law until 1980 and still serves on the Marquette Law School Board of Directors. In 1980, he began his career as an owner/operator of McDonald's restaurants. He currently operates 42 of McDonald's top producing restaurants in Illinois and Wisconsin. He assisted Ralph Hansen in creating the business relationship with Newman's Own salad dressing and McDonald's Corporation. This alliance has produced tens of millions of dollars for charity. Mr. McEssy is Chairman and CEO of McEssy Investment, Inc, the owner of Eagle Oil and Gas Enterprises LLC, and is also a major stockholder in the Andretti Winery in Napa Valley, California. Mr. McEssy, and McEssy Investment Inc, are the recipient of 232 various awards from McDonald's Corporation.