McAtee is currently the President of the consulting firm, Ironsharpeners, Inc. From 1981 to December of 2006 he worked for Kimray, Inc. in various management positions including Treasurer.
From 1965-1969 and 1973-1981 he worked for Honeywell, Inc. in sales and management. From 1969-73, he held various positions, including sales manager for Univac, head of McAtee and Associates (distributor of family and motivational programs), and Associate Professor of Management at Oklahoma City University.
McAtee earned a master's degree in management from New York University Graduate School of Business Administration in 1962, and a B.A. in Public & International Affairs from Princeton University in 1959.
He is a member of the First Southern Baptist church in Del City. He and his wife Joann have 3 daughters and 11 grandchildren.