The Top 5 Managers meet on a weekly basis to keep informed and to make decisions pertaining to the business. After working together in such a tight knit environment, this team becomes connected as friends for a lifetime.


Melissa Whitehead is the General Manager at McConn Coffee Co. and works with college student interns who operate all aspects of a business. Melissa does this by overseeing 5 student interns, 9 shift managers, and 37 baristas. Melissa believes that at the center of all good things is a great cup of coffee and that the best education is gained from hands on experience. Melissa operated her own Retail business in her hometown for 5 years, and is passionate about Entrepreneurship and supporting students in their Business experience. She holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University, and she finds it an honor to serve the IWU community.


Grace Herndon is the Marketing Manager at McConn Coffee Co. She works to unify design elements and implement brand guidelines within the company as well as run social media and promote merchandise. Her knowledge of the Adobe Suite helps her create quality imagery and graphics that represent McConn's values and style. Grace values forming meaningful connections with customers and clients. Before she began her career at McConn, she worked as a Plumber's Apprentice. She is currently earning her degree in Graphic Design at IWU.

Kyle Dood is the Purchasing Manager at McConn Coffee Company. In this role, he collaborates with outside vendors to find cost effective and high quality products for McConn to serve. Kyle believes that staying in touch with the needs and desires of the customer is crucial to McConn’s success. He has previously held positions at Integrity Business Solutions, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Relevant Rentals. Kyle is pursuing a BA in Accounting and Finance with a minor in Economics at Indiana Wesleyan University.


Daniel Pugh is the Accounting Manager at McConn Coffee Company who supports McConn by processing all of the revenues and expenses, creating financial statements, and manages the point of sale system. Daniel is passionate about stewarding all of our talents, time, and resources for the glory of God. Daniel worked as a Laboratory Technician at DuPont Pioneer and has also influenced students as a Resident Assistant at Indiana Wesleyan. Daniel plans to graduate this December from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Finance. 

Kylie Ryan is the Business Development Manager at McConn Coffee Company who works with the Indiana Wesleyan University community to further develop and improve their McConn experience by coordinating engagement events. She believes in the power of community and its ability to foster intentional relationships. Kylie has worked at Ambassador Enterprises, LLC in Fort Wayne, IN, as well as the IWU Recreation and Wellness Center prior to starting her management position at McConn. Kylie has experience in event planning, marketing, and public relations. She is working towards obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management with a minor in Strategic Communications at Indiana Wesleyan University.



Noah Stratton is the Human Resource Manager at McConn Coffee Company. His passion and love for business can be found through the many relationships and opportunities that come from hard-work and dedication. He is a student athlete in the sport of track and field and has had past experiences with Meijer and Kids Alive International. He is studying Marketing and Management and will graduate in the Spring of 2018.



These dedicated managers ensure that each shift flows smoothly and our customers are ultimately taken care of. They work long hours and take responsibility for the 4 other people on shift! Our Shift Managers are the “glue” that holds McConn together day to day.