Managing Director of Minority Business Programs

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As Managing Director for MBE Programs, Fred McKinney is responsible for the development of legacy MBE programs and the establishment of new programs for MBEs and supplier diversity professionals. Prior to joining Tuck, Fred was the President and CEO of the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (2001-2015).  Fred also served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Business (1987-2000) and Brandeis University’s Heller School for Advanced Studies of Social Policy (1983-87).  Fred earned his  B.A. in economics from UCLA in 1976 and his Ph.D. in economics from Yale (1983).  Fred has served on numerous boards of directors including, AAA Connecticut,  Yale New Haven Health System’s Bridgeport Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Community Advisory Board, Gateway Community College Foundation, The Fairfield County Community Foundation, The Community’s Bank.  Fred spent a year at the White House as a Junior Economist from 1978-79 and as Junior Economist at the Rand Corporation in the summers of 1977 and 1978.  Fred lives with his wife Ivy Thomas McKinney in Trumbull, CT.

Tuck is a place where the business of learning is personal. What does that mean to you?

Being at Tuck gives me the time and provides the environment to develop ideas around Minority Business Development that, ironically, are difficult to fully explore while leading an organization whose mission is to assist MBEs and corporate supplier diversity professionals. 

What are a few of your hobbies?

Running, walking in the woods with my two Springer Spaniels Princess Aurora and Lord Bentley, playing a kalimba and eating great vegetarian food.