JOHN DUNCUM, FOUNDER
Mr. Duncum is currently involved in private business enterprises including real estate, agriculture, and retailing, including ownership of two Toyota dealerships. He was formerly a Principal in Ernst & Young’s real estate and business consulting group. He has been involved in real estate valuation and consulting for over 35 years. As a mediator, he has completed many successful mediation engagements in civil and family matters, qualified as a family law mediator. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Brazos County, Texas Dispute Resolution Center, a non-profit facility for mediation supported by the local courts, government agencies, and private donors.
Mr. Duncum has served as an adjunct professor in the College of Business at Abilene Christian University and the Lowrey Mays College of Business at Texas A&M University. He is regularly invited to speak in a variety of venues. Mr. Duncum holds a BS degree from Abilene Christian University, an MEd degree from Sam Houston State University, and an MA in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation from Abilene Christian University.
JIM GUINN, PRESIDENT
Dr. Jim Guinn is a full-time Instructional Professor of Sports Leadership for Texas A&M University and the President of RRG Consulting—an organization that provides training and instruction to educational leaders and business leaders in the skills necessary to understand and mitigate the triggers that cause conflict.
As a dynamic instructor and innovative leader in the field of education, Dr. Guinn is instrumental in training teachers and administrators how to predict and prevent highly emotional conflict in the workplace. His work includes school systems in multiple states across the US, and beginning in August of 2019 his organization will offer this same training expertly designed for students.
One of the nations leading authorities on internal mediation for corporations, Dr. Guinn provides mediation training for numerous fortune 1000 companies, teaching their management teams and sales teams to apply practical skills for predicting and preventing conflict by identifying the root causes.
Dr. Guinn is a Full Member of the Texas Association of Mediators, and provides pro bono services for the Brazos Valley Dispute Resolution Center in Brazos County, Texas.
Dr. Guinn holds a EdD in Organizational Leadership, a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution, and Bachelor’ Degree in Business Management from Abilene Christian University. As a college athlete in both football and baseball, he continues to be a sports enthusiast. He currently lives in Bryan, Texas with his wife Chelsea and two daughters Blair and Caroline who keep his mediation skills sharp.
ANDY EWING, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr. Ewing is the CEO of RRG and an accomplished executive with over 24 years of experience building and leveraging organizational capability to strengthen productivity, competitive position, market leadership, and overall corporate performance. As a key member of executive teams, Mr. Ewing is adept at designing and applying innovative analytical approaches to transformational initiatives that impact both employees and customers.
Most recently, Mr. Ewing served as Vice President of Global Customer Experience at Luminex Corporation. Additionally, during his 13-year tenure at Luminex, Mr. Ewing held the positions of Vice President, Channel Partner & Operations Development and Vice President of Global Technical Operations. Prior to joining Luminex Corporation, Mr. Ewing held key management and business leadership roles in multiple technology sectors.
PHIL CAREY, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mr. Carey is the CFO of RRG and grew up in London, Ontario, Canada. He attended Texas A&M University on a Baseball scholarship, received his undergraduate degree in business from Texas A&M, and started a full-service Real Estate company called REME Properties. His expertise is in construction, land development, property management, and private equity. Mr. Carey has met all mediation requirements for civil and family mediation in Texas. Mr. Carey specializes in real estate and high asset divorce cases, as well as in conflict resolution training for businesses. His knowledge and experience in business serve as an instrument to help his clients resolve their conflicts in both family and civil disputes.
ARON HUTCHINS, GENERAL COUNSEL
Mr. Hutchins is the owner of Hutchins Law, P.C., and practices both civil and criminal law throughout the Brazos Valley. Based on Mr. Hutchins’ litigation practice and his belief in the necessity of quality mediation, Mr. Hutchins was drawn to the work performed by RRG Consulting and is actively serving as the General Counsel. Apart from his law practice, and General Counsel position, Mr. Hutchins also mediates various types of disputes and assists in training new mediators.
Mr. Hutchins received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and law degree from South Texas College of Law Houston. While in law school, Mr. Hutchins clerked for the Honorable Judge Debra Ibarra Mayfield who is now the presiding Judge of the 190th Judicial Court in Harris County. Additionally, Mr. Hutchins clerked for a boutique firm with offices in Houston and Austin specializing in eminent domain work. Mr. Hutchins attended the Academy of the Advocate, Advanced School of Trial in St. Andrews, Scotland. During Mr. Hutchins’ final year of law school, he won the National Civil Rights Trial Competition hosted in New York and was later awarded with the Order of Barristers, which is given to each law school’s top advocates.
Mr. Hutchins held the position of Associate Attorney at Banks & Banks Attorneys at Law, P.C. practicing various types of law before starting Hutchins Law, P.C.. Mr. Hutchins is an active member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Brazos County Bar Association, Texas Young Lawyers Association, and Texas Association of Mediators.