James B. “Buck” McCabe
James B. “Buck” McCabe served on the executive committee of Chick-fil-A, Inc. for 35 years, helping steward the company from a small group of restaurants in the Southeast to a $6 billion asset that was named America’s most beloved fast food chain. He retired as executive vice president in 2015 and joined the company’s Board of Directors in the same year. He was Chief Financial Officer from 1981-2014, responsible for all financial departments, information technology, corporate administration, legal, and Cathy family financial planning. He was honored in 2008 by Atlanta Business Chronicle by being named CFO of the Year. Prior to joining Chick-fil-A, Mr. McCabe spent four years as an auditor with international accounting firm, Peat Marwick, which is now KPMG.
Mr. McCabe holds a master’s degree in business administration and an undergraduate degree in accounting from The College of William & Mary. In 1991, Mr. McCabe graduated from the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He is a Certified Public Accountant and served his country as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
Mr. McCabe attends a non-denominational Bible church and spent five years as a men’s group leader for Bible Study Fellowship International. He is a current member and former Chairman of the Board on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ National Board of Trustees. He is active in the Atlanta Metro Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Mr. McCabe serves on the board of trustees for The National Christian Foundation. In 2008 he was selected to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Hall of Champions. A native of Roanoke, Virginia, Mr. McCabe is married to the former Susan Metzger and has three children, Karen, Jim and Nancy, and four grandchildren.