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Teri McClure

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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Corporate Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Steak, Pasta
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Caribbean
Favorite Quote:
I Can Do All things Through Christ, Who Strengthens Me.

Birthplace

Born:
12/31/1963
Birth Location:
Kansas City, Kansas

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Corporate Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Steak, Pasta
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Caribbean
Favorite Quote:
I Can Do All things Through Christ, Who Strengthens Me.

Birthplace

Born:
12/31/1963
Birth Location:
Kansas City
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Biography

Corporate executive Teri McClure was born in 1963, in Kansas City, Kansas. She received her B.A. degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in marketing and economics and went on to earn her J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. McClure began practicing employment and labor law in Atlanta in 1988, and then began working for the United Parcel Service in 1995, as employment counsel to the Corporate Legal Department.

McClure became vice president of operations for UPS in 1999, the year UPS became a public corporation, and then was vice president of operations for the Central Florida district in 2003. During this time, McClure managed over four thousand employees and was responsible for all aspects of package pickup and delivery in that area. She also held an assignment with UPS Supply Chain Solutions during this time, which was the period that UPS was first expanding its supply chain capacities. From 2004 to 2005 McClure served as Compliance Department Manager for UPS, in which capacity she worked to ensure that the company followed ethical and legal business practices. After that, she was quickly promoted to compliance department manager and then was promoted again to corporate legal department manager. In 2006, McClure became the first African American senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at UPS. This was at a time when only 15.7% of top corporate executives were women and only 1.6% of them were African American.

McClure has served on the board of the UPS Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the UPS Corporation. She has also served on the board of The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Junior Achievement Worldwide, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Equal Justice Works, and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights. McClure served as co-chair of the Georgia Supreme Courts Committee on Civil Justice and was involved with other civic, religious, and professional organizations.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Teri McClure lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Teri McClure describes her mother's upbringing
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Teri McClure describes her mother's personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Teri McClure remembers her maternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Teri McClure describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Teri McClure talks about her father's ancestry
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Teri McClure describes her parents' relationship
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Teri McClure describes her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Teri McClure recalls her early aspiration to become an attorney
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Teri McClure recalls moving to the suburbs of Kansas City, Kansas
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Teri McClure describes her early education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Teri McClure recalls her early religious experiences
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Teri McClure describes her early extracurricular activities
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Teri McClure reflects upon her upbringing in a predominantly white community
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Teri McClure describes her early interest in learning
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Teri McClure talks about her transition to public schooling
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Teri McClure recalls her activities at the Sumner Academy of Arts and Science in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Teri McClure remembers her influential teachers
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Teri McClure describes her experiences of school desegregation
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Teri McClure talks about her senior year at the Sumner Academy of Arts and Science
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Teri McClure describes her internship at the district attorney's office
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Teri McClure talks about her emphasis on education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 12 - Teri McClure remembers her decision to attend Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Tape: 2 Story: 13 - Teri McClure talks about her summer work experiences
  • Tape: 2 Story: 14 - Teri McClure remembers her family vacations
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Teri McClure describes her family's holiday traditions
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Teri McClure describes her experiences in the INROADS program
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Teri McClure remembers her high school prom and graduation party
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Teri McClure describes her experiences at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Teri McClure talks about the black community at Washington University in St. Louis
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Teri McClure remembers her parents' disinterest in politics
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Teri McClure recalls her decision to attend the Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Teri McClure talks about moving to Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Teri McClure describes the African American community at the Emory University School of Law
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Teri McClure talks about her involvement in the Moot Court Society
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Teri McClure recalls meeting her husband
  • Tape: 3 Story: 12 - Teri McClure talks about her study techniques at the Emory University School of Law
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Teri McClure talks about her law internships
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Teri McClure recalls her early experiences with labor law
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Teri McClure talks about her experiences of gender discrimination
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Teri McClure remembers her first trial
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Teri McClure talks about her experiences at Troutman Sanders LLP
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Teri McClure describes her decision to work for the United Parcel Service
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Teri McClure describes the history of the United Parcel Service
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Teri McClure recalls expanding the legal department of the United Parcel Service
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Teri McClure recalls learning about the operations of the United Parcel Service
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Teri McClure talks about her promotion to general counsel of the United Parcel Service
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Teri McClure talks about the management training process at the United Parcel Service
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Teri McClure remembers the United Parcel Service's initial public offering
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Teri McClure describes her challenges as the head of the legal department at the United Parcel Service
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Teri McClure recalls becoming a senior officer of the United Parcel Service
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Teri McClure talks about her career goals
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Teri McClure describes her role as a mentor
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Teri McClure talks about her organizational affiliations
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Teri McClure describes her daughters
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Teri McClure shares a message to future generations
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Teri McClure reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 11 - Teri McClure describes her plans for the future