McKenzie’s early interest in politics and government were fueled by his work in the White House Communications Office and from staffing numerous campaigns. He returned to Columbus to earn his juris doctorate at Capital University Law School. While attending law school, McKenzie interned at The Success Group and two prominent Columbus law firms. He also served as an Ohio Supreme Court Extern for Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton during law school. Prior to re-joining The Success Group, McKenzie served as the Director of Government Affairs for the Ohio Academy of Nursing Homes. McKenzie served the Board of Professional Conduct for the Ohio Supreme Court for nine years. He currently serves on the Board of Commissioners on Character and Fitness for the Ohio Supreme Court.