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Hall of Fame 1997 - Frederick W Smith

Frederick W. Smith

Frederick W. Smith is chairman, president and chief executive officer of FDX Corporation, where he is responsible for providing strategic direction for all FDX Corporation business units, including Federal Express, RPS, Viking Freight, Roberts Express and FDX Global Logistics. Smith founded Federal Express in 1971 and the company began operations on April 17, 1973. A leader in regulatory reform, Smith has been an active proponent of global commerce and “open skies agreements” for aviation around the world. Smith has served on the boards of several large public companies and is formerly Chairman of the International Air Transport Association and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the U.S. Air Transport Association. Smith is a graduate of Yale University earning his B.S. in Economics, and served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam war.

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