R. Griffith McDonald


A portrait of R. Griffith McDonald

When Griff McDonald and Larry Hastie founded Retirement Income Solutions in 1992, the two college friends and practiced financial leaders had one goal: to be true and trusted partners to their clients in managing their lives and finances.

Now they both serve as advisors to the firm they started, providing guidance to the current partners and maintaining their deep connections with clients and their families.

Griff has continued his advisory role for various community organizations, including the Ann Arbor Public Schools, for which he won the district’s Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award.



DePauw University

BA with Distinction, Chemistry


Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration

MBA Marketing Concentration

Community Involvement

Washtenaw Technical Middle College

Trustee and Past Chairman of the Board

Washtenaw Community College

Past Trustee and Past Chairman of the Board (1989-2000)

Harvard Business School Club of Detroit

Past Vice President

Ann Arbor Area 2000


Washtenaw United Way

Past Director (1981-1997); Chair (1990)

Ann Arbor Area Chamber of Commerce

Past Director (1979-86); Chair (1985)

Junior League of Ann Arbor Community Advisory Board

Past Member (1994-1997)

International Association for Financial Planning SE Michigan

Past Director (1987-1988)



Business Development, Cash Forecasting & Management, Pension Fund Management

Standard Oil of Ohio, Cleveland, OH


Assistant to President, Product Development, Strategic Planning

Xerox Education Group, Stamford, CT


Operations Management, Product Development, Strategic Planning

University Microfilms International (Xerox), Ann Arbor, MI


Registered Investment Advisor, Investment Specialist Registered Principal, Mutual Service Corporation, Member NASD and SIPC

Integrated Financial Strategies Group, Ann Arbor, MI


Managing Director

Retirement Income Solutions, Ann Arbor, MI

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