A seasoned business owner, community leader and organizer that currently serves on ACF’s Board of Directors. He is a critical thinker with an extensive professional resume and a history of community service. At an early age he could see manifestations of poverty and dis-equity in our society an began working for change as an organizer and community volunteer. As a result of that work and experience he personally benefited and developed key critical thinking, communications and management skills. He perviously served on ACF’s Board early in its development from 1992 – 1997.
He is principal and owner of McBee/Bailey & Associates Construction, a multi division full service small business that provides general contracting, engineering, electrical contracting, consulting and lighting and electrical equipment supply services. He serves as the firm’s Principal Officer, maintains the firm’s general contracting and engineering licenses and certifications and personally directs the firm’s Engineering, Consulting and Procurement Division and selected construction projects. He personally has over 40 years of public and private sector service and experience in a variety of projects in the construction and utility industries.
He retired from Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in 2003 as a seasoned mid level manager whose experience included engineering and construction, economic development, procurement and contract administration, construction management, customer service and marketing and EEO.
He served as the Interim Director of Diversity Engineering Programs for the University of Tennessee’s College of Engineering from 2003 – 2005. During his tenure he planned and secured a $1.6 million DOE grant to support minority students in graduate work.
He served in various capacities as Board Chair, President and Vice President of Administration of the nonprofit corporation, Knoxville Communications Cooperative, which owned and operated – WRKB Cable Radio & TV for over 25 years. Work there included planning & directing the operation of the corporation and the station. Planning & directing the station’s video conversion project, negotiating the station lease channel agreement and providing CATV engineering support.
He also served as President of Comprehensive Engineering Assistance Association (CEAA) – which managed and implemented engineering skills and educational assistance training program in conjunction with local public schools and colleges.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors and supports Carpetbag Theatre, Inc, a culturally identified, community driven professional theater company that is committed to assist people most impacted in our society by using and creating art to preserve and celebrate culture, tell stories, empower and educate people. CBT works with people in communities to accentute issues, promote education and dialog to undergird and build communities.
Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
National Association of Minority Engineering Program Administrators
American Society for Engineering Education
National Action Council for Minority in engineering
Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering
TN Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council (Founding Member)
Southeast Consortium for Minorities in Engineering
National Society of Black Engineers, UTK Chapter
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science,
Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
State of Tennessee Title VI Implementation Committee,
Community Shares (Founding Member)
Mechanicsville Community Development Corporation (Founding Member)