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Mr. Herman L. McKinney

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Company Description: The Breakfast Group is an organization of African-American male professionals who provide leadership by example and mentoring services to African-American and other...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Masters Degree
    University of Washington School of Social Work
  • Bachelors degree
    The University of Oregon
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Herman ..., 13 June 2014 [cached]
Herman McKinney
Herman received his Bachelors degree from The University of Oregon and his Masters Degree from the University of Washington School of Social Work in June of 1968. He had the opportunity to serve as Assistant Dean there for nine years. Afterwards, he started a small business (Extra Hands) and operated it successfully for over eight years before moving on to the position of Vice President for Urban Affairs at The Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce. Herman retired two years ago and currently serves on saveral non-profit boards, including: The Breakfast Group, The Seattle Art Museum, The Graduate School Advisory Board, The Police Foundation, and The University of Oregon Foundation.
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Remembering Herman McKinney
McKinney advocated tirelessly for diversity, inclusion in the Puget Sound region
The Chamber was saddened by the news this weekend of our former colleague Herman McKinney passing away. His tireless advocacy for diversity and moving the city toward a more inclusive, multicultural community will be greatly missed in our region's business sector.
As the founding director of the Urban Enterprise Center, Mr. McKinney was instrumental in drawing the attention of the Chamber and broader business community to unmet needs in Seattle's urban areas. Under his leadership, the UEC coordinated public, private and non-profit resources to make sure that economic development efforts expand the circle of prosperity, a challenge that continues today.
Mr. McKinney's legacy includes his good works such as founding The Breakfast Group and the groundbreaking emphasis he placed on diversifying graduate education during his tenure as assistant dean of the UW Graduate School, as well as the Herman L. McKinney Economic Empowerment Forums, which are part of the Chamber's multicultural business outreach.
The Seattle Times published an article on Mr. McKinney on Sunday, here.
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Herman McKinney Economic Empowerment Forum
Herman McKinney This Series was named after a former pioneer for multicultural and small business development, Mr. Herman L McKinney. Herman was a former vice president for urban affairs for the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, who worked with business and community leaders to create jobs that enabled thousands of people in the Northwest to get off welfare rolls. The chamber had a close working relationship with the affiliate, The Urban Enterprise Center. Mr. McKinney became the executive director of the UEC and in that capacity secured employment for more than 6,000 residents of the Central Area and Rainier Valley.
A 1969 recipient of a master's of social work degree from the UW, McKinney is also a former assistant dean in the UW Graduate School.
Initiative for Global Development | Partner network, 22 April 2010 [cached]
Herman L. McKinney, Vice President, Urban Affairs, Urban Enterprise Center
Scoop Archives: Immigration, 1 April 2006 [cached]
Herman McKinney, community leader and Director of the Urban Enterprise Centre in Seattle, is currently in Christchurch and will present his successful community forum, "It's Time to Talk" tonight (Tuesday 21 March) at Christ Church Cathedral for Race ...
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