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Frederick W. Smith

  • Served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966 to 1970 where he flew over 200 missions as a FAC in OV-10 Broncos.
  • Founded the FedEx Corporation in 1971 and served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of the company.
  • Responsible for providing strategic direction for all FedEx Corporation operating companies, including FedEx Services, FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight and FedEx Kinko’s. FedEx Express was the first service company to win the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 1990. FedEx has consistently been ranked on FORTUNE magazine’s industry lists, including “World’s Most Admired Companies” and “America’s Most Admired Companies.”
  • Named 2006 Person of the Year by the French-American Chamber of Commerce and  CHIEF EXECUTIVE magazine’s 2004 “CEO of the Year.”
  • Served as chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council, Chairman of the French-American Business Council, and Co-Chairman of the U.S. World War II Memorial Project.

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