McNair graduated from Auburn in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He went on to receive an MBA from AUM in 1970. He also has a Master of Management degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). McNair retired as vice president of Network Operations from BellSouth in 2001, after 33 years with the company. While at BellSouth, he held positions in the company’s engineering, operations, human resources and marketing organizations.
He was involved in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering’s campaign leadership team and is the chair of the Keystone Society. He is married to Lana and they have a son and a daughter.