John A. Smith

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FedEx Ground Leadership

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John A. Smith is President and CEO of FedEx Ground and serves on the Strategic Management Committee of FedEx Corporation, which sets the direction for the FedEx enterprise.

Prior to joining FedEx Ground, Smith served as President and CEO of FedEx Freight, the market leader in the less-than-truckload (LTL) industry, with operations across North America.  

Smith has more than 30 years of experience in the transportation industry and joined FedEx in 2000. In previous roles, Smith also served as the senior vice president of operations for FedEx Freight and has vast experience across every area of the business, including operations, sales, transportation, fleet maintenance, facility services and safety.

Smith serves on the boards of the Arkansas Trucking Association and the American Transportation Research Institute. He was named as the treasurer of the board for the American Trucking Associations in October 2019. He is a graduate of Northwestern State University with a degree in geology.

Photo of John Smith

John A. Smith is President and CEO of FedEx Ground and serves on the Strategic Management Committee of FedEx Corporation, which sets the direction for the FedEx enterprise.

Prior to joining FedEx Ground, Smith served as President and CEO of FedEx Freight, the market leader in the less-than-truckload (LTL) industry, with operations across North America.  

Smith has more than 30 years of experience in the transportation industry and joined FedEx in 2000. In previous roles, Smith also served as the senior vice president of operations for FedEx Freight and has vast experience across every area of the business, including operations, sales, transportation, fleet maintenance, facility services and safety.

Smith serves on the boards of the Arkansas Trucking Association and the American Transportation Research Institute. He was named as the treasurer of the board for the American Trucking Associations in October 2019. He is a graduate of Northwestern State University with a degree in geology.