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FedEx Annual Report 2012 Highlights

"FedEx showed real grit in fiscal year '12. In a volatile marketplace, dedicated FedEx team members turned in a world-class performance." Chairman, President, & Chief Executive Officer Frederick W. Smith shares the highlights of 2012.

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Frederick W. Smith, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Frederick W. Smith is chairman, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Corporation, a $43-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 with operations that include 660 aircraft and over 90,000 vehicles. More than 300,000 team members worldwide handle more than 9 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, he has advocated for vehicle energy-efficiency standards and a national energy policy.
FedEx has continued to strengthen its industry leadership over the past 39 years, and has been widely acknowledged for its commitment to total quality service. 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,” “100 Best Companies to Work For” and is on FORTUNE’s “Blue Ribbon Companies List
Smith has served on the boards of several large public companies and the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Mayo Foundation Boards. He was formerly chairman of the Board of Governors for the International Air Transport Association and the U.S. Air Transport Association. Smith is a member of the Business Roundtable, is a Trustee for the United States Council for International Business, and is co-chairman of the Energy Security Leadership Council. He served as chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council and is co-chairman of the French-American Business Council.
Smith has received numerous civic, academic and business awards including the Global Leadership Award from the U.S—India Business Council, the George C. Marshall Foundation Award; and the Circle of Honor Award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. In addition, Smith is a member of the Aviation Hall of Fame, served as co-chairman of both the U.S. World War II Memorial Project and the campaign for the National Museum of the Marine Corps. and was named a top CEO by both BARRON’S magazine and CHIEF EXECUTIVE magazine.
Born in 1944 in Marks, Miss., Smith attended Yale University, where he earned a B.A. in 1966. Smith served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966-1970.
Alan B. Graf, Jr., Chief Financial Officer
Alan B. Graf Jr., is executive vice president and chief financial officer of FedEx Corp. His responsibilities include all aspects of the corporation’s global financial functions, including financial planning, treasury, tax, accounting and controls, internal audit and corporate development. Graf is a member of the five-person Executive Committee, which is responsible for planning and executing the corporation’s strategic business activities.
Before FedEx Corp. was formed in 1998, Graf served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of FedEx Express. He joined the company in 1980 as a senior financial analyst and has held management positions throughout the Finance division.
Graf was born in Evansville, Ind. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, where he is a member of the Academy of Alumni Fellows. He serves on the board of directors for NIKE, Inc., Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc., and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. He is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Kelley School of Business.
Christine P. Richards, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Christine P. Richards is executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of FedEx Corp. and serves on the five-person Executive Committee, responsible for planning and executing the corporation’s strategic business activities. She is responsible for ensuring that the corporation’s global activities are in compliance with international, federal, state and local government regulations, and is responsible for international and domestic legal, security and government affairs for the all FedEx operating companies and subsidiaries.
Ms. Richards served as corporate vice president of Customer and Business Transactions before assuming her current position in June 2005. She joined FedEx in 1984 from private practice.
Born in Amityville, N.Y., Richards earned her bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and her juris doctorate from Duke University.

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