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Executive Team

Brian McCoy

CEO

Brian McCoy

Brian McCoy was born in Galveston, Texas and graduated from Ball High School in 1972. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1975 with a BBA in Finance. Brian married his high school sweetheart, Wetonnah Lane, in 1976, and they have two grown children, both married, and four grandchildren. Brian has been actively involved with McCoy’s since the age of 17. Yard hand, truck driver, floor sales, Assistant Store Manager, Store Manager, Merchandise Manager, Vice President, Co-President, and President are all positions he has held during the past 47 years at McCoy’s. A shareholder of McCoy’s, he currently serves as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Brian is also a partner in McCoy Remme Ranches, a cow-calf operation with land holdings in far West Texas. He serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Emmett & Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration Development Foundation at Texas State University. He has served as Past President of the Board of the Lumbermen’s Association of Texas and is an active Board Member of Intimate Life Ministries. Brian was selected for the Samaritan Center’s Ethics in Business Award in Austin in 2003. The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce chose him as Business Person of the Year in 2004. In 2006, he was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus of the Rawls College of Business Administration, and in 2012 as a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas Tech University.

Meagan McCoy Jones

President & COO

Meagan McCoy Jones

Meagan is a 2000 graduate of San Marcos Baptist Academy in San Marcos and a 2004 graduate of the University of Richmond in Virginia where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She has a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Meagan is the fourth generation to work for McCoy’s and is the younger of Brian and Wetonnah McCoy’s two children. Like Brian, Meagan grew up at McCoy’s and has worked as receptionist, advertising intern, and has shadowed in various departments at HQ, becoming acquainted with many aspects of the family business along the way. While in graduate school, Meagan began working part time at the Georgetown location and realized what was always interesting to her as a kid was indeed her true passion: the business and the people of McCoy’s. She has also served as Assistant Store Manager, Director of Corporate Development, Vice President of Field Support, and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer prior to her current role as President and COO. Meagan is a shareholder and member of the McCoy’s Board of Directors and McCoy’s Executive Team, a partner in McCoy Remme Ranches, a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Builders, and co-Chair of the Legislative committee of the Lumbermen’s Association of Texas. She is married to Richard Jones, and they have two young children.

Joanne Corum

Senior Vice President & CIO

Joanne Corum

Joanne joined McCoy’s in 2016 as Director of Information Services and now serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. She describes her role at McCoy’s as seven-fold. She’s responsible for implementing technology solutions to ensure efficient operations (at stores and Headquarters) and strategic solutions to support future growth. She heads the support of all end points in store locations (e.g. registers, PCs, RF guns, printers) and manages the development in McCoy’s key in-house applications (e.g. MAC21, Order Builder, Datawarehouse, etc.). She’s also tasked with ensuring the McCoy’s data center runs smoothly to enable all IT processes that are used company wide. She supports and maintains McCoy’s network of stores, HQ and disaster recovery sites, and ensures the security of all data and the IT environment. She describes Information Services as “the frontline for our stores and HQ for all of their IT questions and issues”. Her education background includes a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Joanne is married to Eric and they have three children. She considers Georgetown, Texas her home town.

James Lewallen

Vice President / Culture and Customer Experience

James Lewallen

James has been with McCoy’s for almost four decades. Along the way he has served as Store Manager, Personnel Manager, Regional Manager, and Vice President of Operations. He currently holds the position of Vice President of Culture and Customer Experience. James oversees the training and development of McCoy’s “Business as UnUsual” philosophy. He focuses on the development and growth of Relational Leadership at McCoy’s, which includes facilitating BAU training events at the Center for Relational Leadership in Austin. He works with the management team companywide to help identify career paths and pinpoint skills employees need to advance in their careers. James works with the Center of Relational Leadership to create the material used in McCoy’s training programs and makes sure any new initiatives align with the company’s culture. His knowledge of Store Operations is used to develop strategies to enhance the “Exceptional Customer Experience”, and identify opportunities to cultivate customer loyalty. He also assists in mentoring McCoy’s involvement in the Legacy Leadership Development program in association with Texas State University (available to students attending the McCoy’s College of Business). James considers Austin, Texas his hometown. He’s married to Kim and they have two grown children.

G. Richard Neal, Jr.

Senior Vice President / Chief Financial Officer

Rick Neal

Rick Neal was born in Houston, Texas, and graduated from Lamar University in 1985 with a BS in Education and Mathematics, and in 1989 with a Masters in Business Administration (also from Lamar University). Rick joined McCoy’s in November 1997 as Controller and is now the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. His areas of responsibility include accounting, accounts payable, treasury, finance, payroll, fleet and facility management, credit and collections. Rick has also led many implementation software projects to enhance processes and financial reporting for the company. Prior to McCoy’s, Rick was the Controller and on the Board of Directors of Conn Appliance, Inc. and a Senior Accountant with Deloitte and Touche. While working on his Masters, he taught mathematics and coached football and baseball at Nederland High School in Nederland, Texas. Rick’s certifications include the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Certified Management Accountants, and Accredited Accounts Payable Manager. Additionally, he is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Executive International, a member of the Finance and Economics Advisory Council for Texas State University, Treasurer of the Blanco River Regional Recovery Foundation, Young Life Advisory Member, a volunteer for Special Olympics, and a football and baseball coach. Rick is married to Chrissy and has three sons.

Bane Phillippi

Senior Vice President / General Counsel

Bane Phillippi

Bane signed on with McCoy’s in 2017 as General Counsel in a director’s capacity and currently serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for McCoy Corporation. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University, a M.P.P.A. from Baylor University and a J.D. from Baylor Law School. Bane advises company leadership on legal aspects of strategic and tactical initiatives, negotiates critical contracts and oversees the work of outside counsel. He leads the Risk and Safety, Legal, People Development and Benefits Departments. Bane is an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve and he and his wife Katie have two children. He lists Ludington, Michigan as his hometown.

Joshua Whitley

Vice President / Controller

Josh Whitley

Josh joined McCoy’s in 2000 as an Accounts Payable Assistant at the company’s Headquarters in San Marcos. Since then he has worked as Store Accountant, Accounts Payable Supervisor, Senior Accountant, Accounting Systems Supervisor, Accounting Corporate Manager, Accounting Retail Manager, Senior Accounting Manager, and Assistant Controller before assuming his current role as Controller (in 2017) and Vice President (in 2018). Josh says he supports his team by auditing invoices and payments, securing sales tax certificates for nontaxable transactions in order to remain compliant in all five states, employee payroll, asset management, treasury management, and external and operational financial reporting. He earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Texas State and became a Certified Public Accountant in 2015. He serves on the McCoy’s 401(k) Committee and is a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants & the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Josh is a native of New Braunfels, Texas. He is married to Melinda and they have two sons.

Waylon Walker

Senior Vice President / Operations & Merchandising

Waylon Walker

Waylon joined McCoy’s in 1992 as a management candidate and is nearing 30 years of leadership and operational experience in the retail building material industry. He has worked in the lumberyard, on the sales floor, as a truck driver, Assistant Manager, Loss Prevention Specialist, Store Manager, Regional Manager, Vice President of Operations, and beginning in 2017, as Senior Vice President overseeing Merchandising, Operations, and Manufacturing. Waylon attended Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, TX and has a master’s Certificate of Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business. He grew up in Sinton, a small, rural town in South Texas near Corpus Christi. He and wife April have three grown children.

Ron Van Winkle

Vice President / Operations

Ron VanWinkle

Ron has been with McCoy’s since 1987 and previously served as a Regional Operations Manager in the Greater Central Texas area for 20 years. He says he’s proud of the tremendous growth and market recognition these 11 stores achieved as the “go-to” locations for quality building products and great service. Additional roles at McCoy’s included Management Candidate, Assistant Store Manager, and Store Manager. Ron was appointed to his current role of Vice President of Operations in 2018 and says he is “excited to work alongside Regional Managers and Store Teams as McCoy’s continues to build stronger relationships with the customers we serve every day.” Ron was born in Temple, Texas, grew up in Heidenheimer and attended Temple College after graduating from Academy High School. He and wife Denise have two grown children, but during their school years he held the offices of President and Vice President of the Salado (Texas) Little League board, in addition to coaching teams to three State Tournaments, including winning the State Championship in 2006. He has also served as President of the Salado Athletic Booster Club, and as a board member of the Austin Home Builders Association.

Ray Gabriel

Vice President / Information Systems

Ray Gabriel

Ray joined McCoy’s as Assistant Store Manager of the now-closed NE San Antonio store in 1999. Two months later, he moved to headquarters to work in Application Support in the Information Services department. His other roles within I.S. have included: Sr. Application Support Analyst, Sr. Database Analyst, Database Services Manager and Director of Infrastruce Services. He considers himself fortunate to have been involved with the evolution of technology within the company. Ray says, “Any time we roll out new tech and I get to help implement it, I’m happy to see first-hand the ways the company becomes more adaptable. We’re much more resilient than ever in terms of having the ability to recover from disasters, natural and otherwise.” He credits working with a lot of the same people during his time at McCoy’s with making that possible. “With that kind of consistency, we know where we came from, the hurdles and challenges of implementing new tools, and we know what our users expect of us. Bringing in new people with fresh perspectives helps make that user experience even better.” The son of a military family, Ray lived in many places as a child but, having graduated high school in San Antonio, considers himself a Texan. A 1997 graduate of UTSA, he has a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in management. Ray is also a member of the Texas State Computer Information Systems & Quantitative Methods Advisory Board.  He is married to his wife Jamie, whom he met at McCoy’s, and they have three sons.