The Junior League of Houston, Inc. Passes the Gavel to a New President

June 2012

Marking the beginning of the 2012 – 2013 year for The Junior League of Houston, Inc., Perry Ann Davis Reed passed the gavel to Catherine Nacol McCoin, reiterating McCoin’s belief that, “The power of the Junior League does not rest on any one person, rather within the collective strength of all us united in purpose.” McCoin has served in the nonprofit community for over 15 years. She attended Columbia University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History. She grew up volunteering, and has served in leadership roles in the nonprofit community for over 15 years.

McCoin has been a member of JLH since 2001. During her League tenure, she has held a number of leadership roles including Administrative Chairman, Sustainer Chairman, Training and Education Director, and Membership Vice President and Communications Director.

As part of the League’s Outside Board Representative Program, McCoin served on the Advisory Board of HISD’s Volunteers in Public Schools from 2006 to 2010, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Immunization Partnership.

Professionally, McCoin has served in a variety of capacities, including as Chief Financial Officer for Nacol and Associates and Vice President of Wicklow Capital. Prior to that, she spent several years in the general affairs division of Toyo Trust Company of New York, where her work was centered on Community Reinvestment Act compliance.

At the JLH Leadership Kickoff in May, McCoin announced the theme for the year: The Time of Your Life, emphasizing that all people must make the time for what is important to them. McCoin notes that, “Each League year provides us the opportunity to honor the reality that day after day, season after season, year after year, Junior League of Houston members commit time and talent to create something more than anyone could ever achieve individually. The Time of Your Life is about celebrating the extraordinary commitment our members make.”