Kerri McBee-Black, MS
MS, University of Missouri; BS, Columbia College.
Kerri McBee-Black received her Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design at Columbia College and her Master’s Degree in Textile and Apparel Management with an emphasis in Product Development and Marketing. Kerri has extensive experience in the apparel industry having worked for The William Carter Co as an Assistant Designer and Assistant Merchandiser in their boy’s sleepwear and underwear divisions. Kerri also worked as a production manager for the now defunct Past Sporting Goods in Columbia, Missouri. Before returning to the TAM Department as an adjunct instructor Kerri worked for 10 years in the non-profit, social services field serving as a Community Affairs Director for Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, and Founder and Executive Director for the Alliance for the Status of Missouri Women.
Kerri has served a variety of community organizations including Mid Missouri Coalition of Breast Cancer Partners, ACLU, Missouri Coalition for Adolescent Concerns, and Boone County Mental Health Board of Trustees. Kerri was appointed in 2004, by Governor Bob Holden to serve on the Missouri Women’s Council. In 2002, Kerri made an unsuccessful bid for State Representative in the 23rd District in 2002, losing by a very small margin. Kerri is married to Greg and they have a son, Tucker.