Before retiring in 2018, Teri Plummer McClure was responsible for Legal and Compliance, Human Resources, Employee Communications, and Labor Relations for UPS and its 500,000 employees worldwide. She was a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team responsible for setting strategy, profit, and operating plans for UPS worldwide operations.
McClure joined the UPS Corporate Legal Department in 1995 and was promoted to various legal roles. In 2003, she assumed an operational role as president of the Central Florida District. Before returning to the Legal Department, she held special assignments in UPS Supply Chain Solutions and was the head of UPS’s Global Compliance Department.
In 2006, McClure was appointed to the Executive Leadership Team as Global General Counsel and Corporate Secretary becoming the first female African American senior vice president at UPS. From 2007 through 2017, in addition to General Counsel, McClure had responsibility for Audit and Compliance, Global Communications, Public Affairs, and Human Resources. In 2017 McClure assumed the position of Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President of Labor Relations.
Prior to joining UPS, McClure practiced with the Troutman Sanders law firm in Atlanta. She received her B.A. degree in marketing and economics from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and earned her J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia.
McClure now serves as a corporate director for publicly traded companies, Lennar, GMS, JetBlue, and Fluor. She is also a board member for privately held BoardProspects. McClure currently chairs the Compensation Committees for JetBlue and Lennar and is the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chair for GMS. In addition, she serves on Audit, Governance, and ESG committees for the various boards. McClure’s board expertise includes governance, strategic human capital and culture, executive compensation, strategic planning, performance management and succession, global legal and regulatory compliance, government affairs, and crisis management.
In addition to serving with a number of charitable organizations, including The HistoryMakers, Millennial Bridge, and Heart for Africa, McClure serves on the board of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School and the Task Force for Global Health, which oversees programs in 150 countries focusing on eliminating diseases, ensuring access to vaccines, and strengthening health systems.