A New Season

Learn more about Eagle Ranch’s new Executive Director, John Shackelford in this interview with Eagle Ranch Founder Eddie Staub.

Eagle Ranch to Welcome New Executive Director in July

At its annual retreat, the Eagle Ranch Board of Directors unanimously selected John Shackelford as Executive Director to lead the business operations and mission of the Ranch. Founder Eddie Staub will guide Shackelford’s transition as well as lead the launch of The James W. Webb Wings Center, expanding Eagle Ranch’s mission to further serve the community. Read the press release by clicking here.

Meet  John  Shackelford

John and wife and children

John will move to Eagle Ranch with his wife Stephanie and children, Grant and Macy. He will begin his duties as Executive Director in July. Prior to joining Eagle Ranch, John spent 10 years at Chick-fil-A headquarters in the corporate marketing department. In his most recent role, he led Chick-fil-A’s Brand Planning team, responsible for the communications planning and marketing of new products, among other duties.

Originally from Orlando, Florida, John attended Wheaton College in Illinois with a double-major in Business and Theological Studies. For the past 10 years, John and his wife Stephanie, along with their two children, have lived in the Grant Park neighborhood of downtown Atlanta. In the community, John served on the Board of Directors of Beloved Atlanta and as a community group leader at City Church Eastside.

“John is a demonstrated leader with a gift for mission-focused work. The children and families served by Eagle Ranch will be further cared for by John’s innovative mind and faithful heart,” said Chick-fil-A Chairman and CEO Dan Cathy. “I’m delighted to see John and his family have this incredible opportunity.”

The James W. Webb Wings Center