Lucia G. Taylor-McCoy
Lucia Taylor-McCoy, Elkview, WV, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Woodmen of the World/Omaha Woodmen Life Insurance Society on Jan. 1, 2004, and currently serves on the Board’s Audit Committee, Governance Committee and is Chairman of the Compensation Committee.
Before her appointment to the Board, Taylor-McCoy served as West Virginia Fraternal Coordinator for the Mountaineer Woodmen of the World Camp, Inc., from April 1, 2000, until Dec. 31, 2003. In addition to her role as Director, she serves as an honorary board member of the Mountaineer Woodmen of the World Camp, Inc.
A Woodmen of the World member since 1981, Taylor-McCoy has held nearly every officer position within her lodge and jurisdiction, including serving as President of the West Virginia Jurisdiction from 1997 to 1999. She has also been recognized by her lodge and jurisdiction for her fraternal dedication and community service, receiving the Woman of Woodcraft (Fraternal Spirit) award in 1988, the West Virginia Fraternalist of the Year award in 1991 and a Woodmen Meritorious Service Citation in 1999. Taylor-McCoy is also a Past President of the West Virginia Fraternal Congress.
Taylor-McCoy serves on the Special Fraternal Strategic Committee, an ad hoc committee appointed in 2006 by former President James Mounce to develop a long-range plan for the Woodmen of the World Fraternal Program. She also serves as a board member of the Woodmen Foundation and Woodmen Financial Services.
Taylor-McCoy has been active in various community organizations, including the Junior Women’s League of America, Boy Scouts of America, and the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia. She has also served on a number of school and church-related committees, and has 20 years of experience working with young people as an elementary school teacher. She is a graduate of West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She has been an active leader within her church community, serving as director for Educational Programs and president of the Parish Council.