Co-Chairman of Southern Bancorp Community Partners
Clinton School of Public Service, Assistant Professor (Retired)
W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Program Coordinator (Retired)
Prior to her retirement, Freddye Webb-Petett served as both an assistant professor and founding Director of the Clinton School of Public Service’s Center on Community Philanthropy. Prior to her work at the Clinton School, she served in several capacities at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, including coordinator of the Mid-South Delta Initiative and director of the Kellogg International Leadership Program. Before joining the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in 1990 as an associate director for the Leadership program, Ms. Petett was administrator of Oregon’s Adult and Family Services Department and held other public service positions, such as assistant to the mayor of Portland, Oregon; executive director of the Urban League of Portland; director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle, Washington; Board Chair of the Housing Authority of Portland; and management consultant to community-based organizations and state and local governments. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Portland State University, and has carried out doctoral studies in Sociology at the Union Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio.