Willie McLain is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Eastman Chemical Company. McLain has responsibility for the company’s financial, corporate development and information technology organizations.
A native of Kingsport, Tennessee, McLain holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Management and a BS in accounting from Appalachian State University.
McLain joined Eastman in 2000 with significant domestic and international business experience as well as a strong background in finance and accounting. During his tenure at Eastman, he has served in several high-level finance and accounting roles throughout the organization in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. Most recently, McLain has served as Vice President, Finance, working with business teams on strategic planning and portfolio optimization. He has previously served as Corporate Controller; Treasurer; and Director, Finance for Asia Pacific. He was named to his current position in 2020.
Prior to joining Eastman, Mr. McLain, worked for public accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.
McLain and his wife reside in Kingsport with their six children. McLain’s personal interests include youth sports and traveling.