Kerri Boling McGee

Kerri Boling McGee is lead senior counsel in food law for Kraft Heinz, where she advises the company on a wide range of food and agricultural laws, regulations, and policy matters, including U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements related to nutrition, food safety, and food labeling. 

She previously served in a similar role at Tyson Foods as senior counsel for regulatory, where she advised the company on USDA, FDA, and state requirements, including those related to food safety, food and animal feed manufacturing, and livestock and poultry production.  Kerri also worked as a senior associate attorney for the law firm Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, where she had the opportunity to advise some of the world’s largest food companies and agribusinesses.

Kerri grew up around farming and agriculture and credits that experience with shaping her career path and interest in laws and policies impacting the food and agriculture industry. Her parents operate a large beef cattle and poultry farm in Arkansas, and her grandparents were some of the first large-scale poultry farmers in Arkansas. They also raised dairy and beef cattle. Kerri participated in 4-H and FFA, including as an Arkansas state 4-H officer. 

Kerri attended the University of Arkansas, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in agricultural business, a Juris Doctor degree, and a Master of Laws degree in food and agricultural law.  Kerri also received a certificate in international food law from Michigan State University.  In college, Kerri worked for a U.S. Senator on agriculture and food policy issues in Washington, D.C.  In law school, she was a graduate assistant for The National Agricultural Law Center and a law clerk for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the General Counsel and Arkansas Supreme Court. 

Kerri currently serves as an officer on the executive committee of the Women’s Meat Industry Network (WMIN) and as a board member on the Dean’s Partnership Council for the University of Arkansas Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.  She also continues to volunteer for the 4-H program, including as a board member on the Benton County, Arkansas 4-H Foundation.