Meet Our Team

Jackie L Hatfield, Jr. – President & Managing Director

Growing up in the mountains of West Virginia, Jackie “Jack” who is the 3rd Great Grandson of William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield (Patriarch of the Hatfield family during the infamous Hatfield & McCoy family feud).

Jack holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) specializing in Organizational Leadership from American National University in Salem, VA. He has a vast history in Executive Leadership & Sales working with Verizon, Cigna, Anthem, FL Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and various contracting insurance companies.

He spends most of his time as a family ambassador helping promote and preserve history of the Hatfield & McCoy families; utilizing his book, speeches, and appearances to promote peace, diversity, inclusion, and equality. He is currently working on publishing 2 more books, one co-authored with McCoy descendant Ron McCoy.

Jack’s author webpage:

Jack Hatfield Jr.’s Family Origin / Family Tree:

  • William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield (3rd Great Grandfather)
    • Robert E. Lee Hatfield (2nd Great Grandfather)
      • John B. Hatfield, Sr. (Great Grandfather)
        • John B. Hatfield, Jr. (Grandfather)
          • Jackie L. Hatfield, Sr. (Father)
            • Jackie L. Hatfield, Jr.

Reo B. Hatfield II – Vice President

He has over 40 years of experience in executive management and transportation logistics industry, and co-founded Reo Distribution Services, Inc., where he served as the company’s President for 31 years.

He has also taught transportation law at colleges in Virginia and Georgia and received awards for his contributions to transportation from both states. Hatfield is a graduate of the College of Advanced Transportation held at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.

He is most well-known for brokering and writing the truce that ended the famous Hatfield-McCoy feud in 2003. He, along with Bo McCoy and Ron McCoy, signed the truce live on national television to an audience of 3.5 million viewers.

He served in the Vietnam War as a Sergeant stationed in Seoul. Later, he also sat on the city council in Waynesboro, Virginia for eight years. He would go on to receive a Distinguished Service Metal and other awards from the Waynesboro Police.

Judy Hatfield – Representative (Original Founder)

Direct descendent, is the 2nd Great Granddaughter to Devil Anse Hatfield. Her goal was to protect and save the original home site of the famous leader of the clan, she created the Hatfield’s & McCoy’s Foundation in hopes of accomplishing much more.

As a Philanthropist, she enjoys bringing others to connect their talents and history and good will to a destination for all to enjoy to the great States of West Virginia and Kentucky.

James Aaron Hatfield – Representative

Aaron is a Direct Descendant of “Devil Anse” Hatfield. He was also the Chairman of the Wyoming County Republican Executive Committee, since 2017. He is co-owner of a small natural gas producing company since 2019. Aaron is married with 2 daughters, when not working he spends most of his time coaching sports, and helping his family achieve greatness!

Brandon Kirk - Board Representative / Historian

Brandon is the official historian for Logan County, and has focused his whole life on learning, and preserving Appalachian history, specializing in the Hatfield and McCoy feud history.

Brandon joins our team with an impeccable Bio, He is a 1990 graduate of Harts High School, a former Library Assistant at James E. Morrow Library, Research and Writing at Hartford Music in Tennessee, former substitute Teacher at Lincoln County Schools, former reporter for at Lincoln Independent Newspaper and the Logan Banner, former Advanced Placement History Teacher at Harts High School, former Teacher at Chapmanville High School and Placement History Teacher and currently an Associate Professor of History and the Historian for the City of Logan a member of the Logan Lions Club, Logan Kiwanis Club and the International Order of Odd Fellows, Logan Chapter #274 in Logan, West Virginia.

Candace Bennett - Foundation Administrator

Candace is currently working on her Bachelor of Arts in Education, expecting to graduate in December of 2023, and is an advocate of Appalachian history. She is a current Preserve WV AmeriCorps member, a prior AmeriCorps mentor, Library Assistant, and most recently an Administrative Clerk for Logan Regional Medical Center before joining our team..

Kimberly McCoy - Operations Coordinator

Kimberly McCoy is the Ceo-President of the Hatfield McCoy Arts Council, Inc. An inaugural cast member, and Stage Manager of Blood-Song, The Story of the Hatfields and McCoys. She is a former Docent and Manager of the West Virginia Mine Wars Museum and has worked directly with tourism for almost 2 decades. Kim is well educated on the history of southern Appalachia. You may see her in tourism videos related to the Hatfield McCoy Feud and the Mine Wars of Historic Matewan. She is a proud, direct descendant of Valentine Wall Hatfield, even though her last name is McCoy.
She loves teaching her family history to visitors and looks forward to seeing you at the Hatfield Homeplace & Museum!!

Past Board Members

Ron McCoy – Treasurer

Ron McCoy is the great-great-great-grandson of Randolph McCoy, patriarch of the McCoy family during the time of the Hatfield-McCoy Feud. His improbable discovery of his family heritage in 1998 led to his involvement in key events that added new chapters in the history of the families.

In 2000, he organized the first national reunion of the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s in Pikeville, KY. He was one of the principals involved in the historic Hatfield-McCoy Truce signing, broadcast live on national television in 2003. In 2014, he participated in an archaeological excavation of the former McCoy homestead site in Hardy, KY, the first scientific endeavor to recover artifacts from the feud era. The dig, sponsored by National Geographic and the University of Kentucky, was broadcast on the television show “Diggers” in August 2015.

As a proponent of unity between the families, Ron has been interviewed by numerous national and international radio, television, and print-media outlets. He continues to advocate for the development and preservation of Feud-era historical sites in Pike County, KY, and travels there several times a year for events. For the past twenty years, he has spoken about his family history at events around the country. In 2015, he chronicled his experiences of the past twenty years in his first book, Reunion: Hatfield’s and McCoy’s.

A graduate of Campbell University, Ron is an accountant by trade and training. Currently, he serves as the Finance Officer for the Orange County (NC) ABC Board. He is also Chief Financial Officer for Smart Water Smart City, a marketing firm specializing in global market intelligence, business development and marketing strategies for green energy technologies. He and his wife, Bobbi reside in Durham, NC.

Ron’s author page:

Ron McCoy’s Family Origin / Family Tree:

  • Randolph “Ole’ Randall” McCoy (3rd Great Grandfather)
    • Samuel McCoy (2nd Great Grandfather)
      • Clyde Floyd McCoy (Great Grandfather)
        • Eugene McCoy (Grandfather)
          • Ronald G. McCoy Sr. (Father)
            • Ronald G. McCoy Jr