Campus News 2008

For Immediate Release
March 7, 2008

McCoy's CEO Presents First Edward Patton Business Ethics Lecture Series at Schreiner University  

Brian McCoy, CEO of McCoy's Building Supply, spoke at the first Edward Patton Business Ethics Lectures on Thursday, March 6 at Schreiner University. This will be the first of an annual business ethics lecture series that is funded by the Edward Patton Business Ethics Trust.

Warren Ferguson, Dr. Charles Torti, Edward Patton III, Brian McCoy and Dr. Tim Summerlin From left to right: Warren Ferguson, Schreiner's Business Accelerator manager, Dr. Charles Torti, Schreiner assistant professor of business, Edward Patton III, Brian McCoy and Dr. Tim Summerlin, Schreiner president

In business, McCoy has been actively involved with the business from the age of 17. Lumber yard worker, truck driver, floor sales, assistant store manager, store manager, merchandise manager, Vice President, Co-President and presently CEO and Chairman of the Board are all positions he has held during the past 35 years. This privately held company currently operates 87 McCoy's Building Supply locations in five states, with annual sales exceeding $550 million. He is also a partner in McCoy Remme Ranches, a cow-calf operation with land holdings in West Texas.

Originally from Galveston where he graduated from Ball High School in 1972, McCoy earned a business degree from Texas Tech University in 1975. He serves on the board of the Lumberman's Association of Texas and Intimate Life Ministries, both headquartered in Austin. Mr. McCoy also serves on the Board of The Museum of Western Art located in Kerrville. His personal interests include reading, traveling, swimming, walking and horseback riding.

The Edward Patton Business Ethics Lectures augments students' studies of business ethics with focused lectures on recognizing unethical business activities, responsibilities and obligations when confronted with business dilemmas, approaches to ethical decision making, social responsibilities versus individual rights, and the ethicism movement in businesses.

The program enables students to explore ethics through lectures from visiting professionals who have experienced business dilemmas.

For more information about the Edward Patton Business Ethics Lecture Series, please contact Dr. Charles Torti, Schreiner assistant professor of business, at 830-792-7255 or cwtorti@schreiner.edu.  

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