Timothy McClainEconomic Development

Timothy McClain serves as enterprise lead for the strategy related to military and veterans affairs.  He is responsible for ensuring there is a consistent focus on increasing the spend and investment on Veteran-owned small businesses and ensuring talent and recruiting strategies align with the MetLife Veterans Initiative.  

McClain joined MetLife in November 2014 as a Cisco-certified routing and switching engineer at MetLife’s Global Technology & Operations campus in Cary, NC.  In this role, McClain provided deep subject matter expertise and helped lead solutions delivery for MetLife’s U.S.-based data center networks.  Upon separating from the military, McClain fulfilled a promise to himself to give back to his community.  He did this by serving as Executive Director for the Durham, NC chapter of Communities in Schools, a national non-profit focused on surrounding at-risk students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

McClain is a combat Veteran, having served in various campaigns, including deployments  to Southwest Asia, Iraq and Haiti.  McClain served in both the 3rd and 7th Special Forces Groups was a commander in the 112th Signal Battalion at Fort Bragg, NC, the largest special operations signal unit in the world.  McClain is a United States Army Ranger.

Outside of work, McClain volunteers his time with the USO, Valor Games and the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.  He is also a NCAA college basketball official