John W. Wilkins, Jr.
John W. Wilkins, Jr., co-founder of McAnally Wilkins Inc., was reared in Odessa and spent his summers working in the West Texas oilfield. He graduated from Odessa Permian High School in 1984 and from Texas Tech University with a degree in Public Relations/Marketing in 1988.
Since 1991, John has worked as an independent property/casualty insurance agent. He started with a small independent agency in Midland and then moved to a large national broker as an Energy Niche leader based in Midland. In 2010, John founded McAnally Wilkins, Inc. with Blaine McAnally to establish an independent agency in Midland dedicated to the oil and gas industry. McAnally Wilkins is now the industry’s premier oil and gas specialty agency with offices and employees in the Permian Basin, Barnett Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, and Anadarko Basin.
John is President of the Board of Directors of the Fasken Foundation, one of the oldest private charitable foundations in the Permian Basin. He also serves as a director of the Medical Center Health System in Odessa. He is Past President of the Odessa Permian Football Booster Club, the Odessa Day Nursery, and the Odessa Permian Baseball Boosters. He has served on the executive board of numerous local organizations including the Odessa YMCA, the American Cancer Society, Catholic Charities, and the West Texas Baseball Association.
Married to Karen for over twenty-five years, they have three children, Jack, Sam, and Grace. In his spare time, he likes horse racing and upland bird hunting.
Blaine McAnally, co-founder of McAnally Wilkins Inc., is no stranger to the oil and gas business. Blaine grew up in West Texas and spent his summers working for a fishing and rental company in Kermit, Texas. He graduated from Midland Lee High School in 1989 and from Texas A&M University with a degree in Accounting in 1993.
Since 1994, Blaine has worked in the insurance business. He started with selling life insurance and then moved to a local Midland agency selling property and casualty insurance to oil and gas service companies. Blaine worked for a large national broker focusing on oil and gas accounts. In 2010, Blaine founded McAnally Wilkins, Inc. with John W. Wilkins Jr. to establish an independent agency in Midland dedicated to the oil and gas industry. McAnally Wilkins is now the industry’s premier oil and gas specialty agency with offices and employees in the Permian Basin, Barnett Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, and Anadarko Basin.
Blaine is heavily involved in various oil industry trade associations having served on the executive councils of the Association of Energy Service Contractors and American Pipeline Contractors Association. Blaine is also very active in fundraising for the American Cancer Society in Dallas.
Blaine has been married to Jana for thirteen years and they have two lovely daughters, Avery and Finley. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling to Colorado with his family, weekends at the lake with friends and the occasional round of golf.