Ken McDaniel grew up in Newton, NC, but is native to Baltimore, MD. He attended Oak Ridge for three years and after graduation, he attended Gardner-Webb College. Ken and his wife, Rita, have been married for 46 years and they have two children and four grandchildren. Ken worked for Overnite Transportation 33 years, and 31 of those years were in management. After he retired, Ken went to Merrill Lynch and worked as a financial advisor for 10 years. Now, he enjoys serving on the Board of Trustees at Oak Ridge Military Academy, a school that “holds a very special place” in his heart.