Joe Shields works for McCombs Enterprises, his family’s business office and headquarters. Joe gets to work directly with his grandfather, Red McCombs, and mother, Marsha McCombs Shields, each day as he continues to further his family’s business operations and community involvement.
Joe completed his undergraduate education at The University of Texas at Austin, specifically in the McCombs School of Business. Within that school, he was admitted into the Business Honors Program, a select group of 100 students per year that take MBA-level classes from graduate school professors. He finished his B.B.A. in 2013 with majors in Finance and Business Honors.
While at school, Joe had the opportunity to work as an intern for the finance team of Sam’s Club, at Walmart’s corporate headquarters in Bentonville, AR. Upon graduating, he began full-time work at Circuit of The Americas, a world-class sports and entertainment venue in Austin, TX. Joe managed the Track Experiences department which supplied private groups the opportunity to utilize the Grade 1 FIA circuit.
At the start of 2014, Joe moved back to San Antonio in order to work with his family at McCombs Enterprises. He began working with McCombs Partners, which provides direct investments into various-stage companies. Thereafter, he’s been involved with strategic evaluations of real estate and energy activities.
More recently, Joe has been directly involved with his family’s automotive dealerships. He provides input in regards to strategy, financial analysis, and special projects. He now helps manage the automotive stores’ advertising and customer acquisition strategies. Notably, Red McCombs Automotive launched a new advertising campaign highlighting Red himself and the promise that all Red McCombs Automotive employees are Driven to Serve.
In addition to work, Joe serves as a board member of San Antonio Academy and Respite Care of San Antonio. Joe is happily married to Andrea M. Shields. Joe and Andrea enjoy going to Spurs games, UT football games, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family. Andrea, originally from Longview, TX, is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist as well as a watercolor artist.