Who We Are
McDonald Insurance Agency, located in Marietta, GA, is a leading national independent insurance agency for the childcare industry and other businesses. For over 30 years, we’ve insured childcare, private schools and other businesses across the nation. We are proud members of the Georgia Childcare Association as well as other state and nationwide associations and organizations committed to serving children, education, and business. We form valuable relationships with our clients, creating thriving partnerships committed to successful businesses, effective loss control, and optimum insurance protection.
Gina McDonald originally hails from Fort Wayne, Indiana, where her father was stationed in the Air Force. She started a career of civil service with the Department of Defense and worked in transportation and quality assurance. She also worked for the Defense Investigative Service. Gina’s insurance career spans over 30 years, serving many kinds of businesses. Gina’s first job in the insurance industry was as a claims manager before quickly getting promoted to Commercial Marketing Manager. Gina co-owned McDonald Insurance Agency when it first opened in 1996 and she officially became sole owner and CEO in September, 2014. Over the years, Gina’s leadership and experience in commercial insurance and customer relations management has served as the foundation for the firm. Gina has a love and passion for insuring the childcare industry and providing many other businesses with the insurance they need to be successful.
Gina has made Marietta her home after residing here for many years. In her spare time, Gina enjoys concerts, boating on nearby Lake Allatoona, being on the beach and travelling to exotic lands and places. Her hands are especially full tending to Stella, her adorable Yorkshire terrier.
John Hyatt joined the team as a licensed producer/agent in January, 2014. He comes from a diverse background of adventure and experience. He is a retired US Army lieutenant colonel with over 27 years of both active and reserve service, including a year-long tour in Afghanistan. He worked previously in several fields including: Merrill Lynch and SunTrust Bank as a financial advisor, private investigator, personal trainer, and a military consultant to a computer design firm in the field of situational awareness and decision-making. John is also the “Coach on the Square” in Marietta, where he is a certified life and relationship coach, helping people achieve breakthroughs in various areas of their lives.
John grew up in Lovettsville, Virginia, travelled extensively while in the military and has lived in Marietta since 2003. He is the proud father of five children and five grandchildren.
Gina’s Yorkshire terrier, Stella, rules the office with her gentle yet playful way of getting your attention. She is a brave watch dog, boldly announcing the arrival of customers to our office. Stella gets spoiled for the way she graces us with her happy presence, always reminding us to focus on what’s good in life.
A wonderful team of talented and experienced staff stands behind Gina and John to support all your insurance needs. They answer your questions, resolve issues with policies and payments and help you manage your accounts. From policy applications to claims and customer service, you have someone who understands childcare and other businesses. As they work with you, you’ll be amazed at their compassion, warmth, and genuine concern for all aspects of your customer experience and you can count on their prompt responses and attention to detail in serving you.