Board of Directors - Doug McKendrick

Doug McKendrick has lived in metro Atlanta, mostly in Sandy Springs, since 1972, but for 31 years his business home has been in DeKalb County at Park Place Shopping Center, which landed inside the city limits when Dunwoody gained cityhood in December 2008.

McKendrick didn’t start out to be a restaurateur. In the mid-1970s, he was a CPA who decided he wanted to go into the real estate business. Industry leaders suggested the timing wasn’t right to venture into real estate due to the economy. Instead, he worked as a financial vice president for a restaurateur. In 1979, the original developers of Park Place asked McKendrick to build a restaurant in the shopping center.