Megan McKay In 2009, after a successful career in insurance, Megan McKay was challenged by her business partners to write a business plan to fill a blighted building. Peace Tree Brewing Company was born. McKay fell in love with the craft beer business and in January 2015, she left the family insurance business to become the sole owner of Peace Tree. McKay has served on the Iowa Brewers Guild Board and was a brewery representative to the Iowa Wine and Beer Promotion Board for two years. She was appointed to the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board in 2017, is the current Chair of the Knoxville Hospital and Clinics board and is President of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce. She has a BBA in Management followed by an MBA from the University of Iowa.