McDonough was initiated at the Youngstown State University Chapter (Ohio Alpha) in January of 1993. During his time as an undergraduate, he served in multiple roles within the chapter and university organizations. McDonough earned his BE in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Youngstown State University in 1998. After working in his industry for some time, he earned his MBA in 2008.
Operating out of Ohio, McDonough is a Geographic Discipline Leader for the firm Colliers Engineering & Design. He has spent his time dedicated to the telecommunication aspect of Civil Engineering during his career, deploying America’s most extensive wireless networks and safety systems. In his community, he volunteers as a coach for his children and serves on a team with his wife Jennifer in their church’s pre-marriage program, helping guide engaged couples. He is also a proud Eagle Scout.
McDonough’s volunteer work in SAE started with his home chapter, serving Ohio Alpha in multiple alumni roles. In 2006, McDonough began an eleven-year period volunteering at the Province level, culminating with a term as Chairman of the Council of Province Archons. McDonough was elected to the Supreme Council in 2017 and as Herald in 2019 at the Louisville Convention. He was proud to initiate his father, Ralph, in 2014. He has been recognized with the Order of the Lion and Minerva and most recently the Merit Key in 2015.
McDonough resides in the Cleveland, OH area with his wife Jennifer, daughter Coraline, son Conor and their dog Ruby.