Chris McKee

Chris McKee is Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales for McKee Foods of Collegedale, Tennessee. McKee Foods is a family-owned business best known for its Little Debbie®, Sunbelt Bakery®, and Drake’s® brand snacks. McKee Foods’ annual sales are over $1.3 Billion, and the company is comprised of nearly six thousand employees who produce and market the company’s products all across North America.

Chris is from the third generation of McKee family involved in the business. His experiences include positions in marketing, sales, transportation, purchasing, research and development, production and human resources.

Civic involvement includes membership in Chattanooga Rotary, Memorial Healthcare System where he chairs the Audit and Compliance Committee, and Southern Adventist University Board where he is chairing the largest capital campaign in the organization’s history. Chris also chairs SAU’s Committee for a Green and Sustainable Campus and is on the Leadership Team of Friends of White Oak Mountain, a community group that built and now maintains twenty miles of public trails suitable for mountain biking.

Chris loves outdoor exercise especially when it involves mountain biking, road biking or running on the Collegedale Greenway with family or friends. His MBA is from Northwestern University; J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business (’92), and his BBA is from Southern Adventist