Frederick W. Smith
FedEx Corporation, a $39 billion global transportation, business services, and logistics company. Smith is responsible for providing strategic direction for all FedEx Corporation operating companies, including FedEx Services, FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Freight. FedEx serves more than 220 countries and territories and has more than 290,000 team members worldwide who handle more than 8.5 million shipments each business day. Since founding FedEx in 1971, Smith has been an active proponent of regulatory reform, free trade, and “open skies agreements” for aviation around the world. Most recently, Smith has advocated for vehicle energy-efficiency standards and a national energy policy. FedEx has consistently been ranked on Fortune magazine’s industry lists, including “World’s Most Admired Companies,” “100 Best Companies to Work For,” and is on Fortune’s “Blue Ribbon Companies List.” Smith was named among the world’s best CEOs by Barron’s magazine and was Chief Executive magazine’s 2004 “CEO of the Year.” In addition, he served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966 to 1970. Smith has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University.