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Food products executive

Russell Ellsworth McKee, American food products executive. Recipient Private Sector Initiative Commendation President Ronald Reagan, Washington, 1986.

Background

McKee, Russell Ellsworth was born on December 24, 1932 in Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States.

Education

Bachelor in Business and Economics.k., Southern Missionary College, 1954. DLaws (honorary), Andrews University, 1987.

Career

Shipping/receiving clerk, Jack's Cookie Company, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1949-1950;service, mixer, receiving, shipping, truckdriver, office manager, prodn.supt., McKee Baking Company, Chattanooga, 1951-1954;vice president production and finance, McKee Baking Company, Chattanooga, 1954-1962;executive vice president, treasurer, McKee Baking Company, Collegedale, Tennessee, 1962-1971;president, chief Executive officer, McKee Baking Company, Collegedale, Tennessee, since 1971.

Membership

Board of directors Southern College Seventh-day Adventists, Collegedale, since 1971, Andrews U., Berrien Springs, Michigan, since 1976. Member American Bakers Association, Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers Association, Cookie and Snack Bakers Association (president 1984-1985), Indiana Bakers Association, Business and Professional Association, United States Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1988).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: biking, spelunking, skiing, backpacking.

Connections

Son of Doctor of Optometry and Anna Ruth (King) McK. Married Sharon Sue Sisson, June 21, 1953. Children: Debra, Badia Huggins, Malinda, Russell Junior.

father:
Doctor McKee

spouse:
Sharon Sue Sisson

child:
Debra McKee

child:
Badia Huggins McKee

child:
Malinda McKee

child:
Russell Junior McKee