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FedEx Smith among top 30 Chief Executives

Frederick W. Smith is named among the top 30 chief executives who have "delivered for shareholders" while buiilding their reputations as executives.  In addition, Barron's placed Mr. Smith on its "globe's leading business talent" list. 

Frederick W. Smith is chairman, president and chief executive officer of FedExCorporation, a $37-billion global transportation, business services and logistics company.  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.

FedEx has continued to strengthen its industry leadership over the past 35 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 FORTUNEmagazine's industry lists, including "World's Most Admired Companies," "America'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, the CATO Institute and is co-chairman of the Energy Security Leadership Council. He served as chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council and is the current chairman of the French-American Business Council. In addition, Smith received the Circle of Honor Award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation and was named 2006 Person of the Year by the French-American Chamber of Commerce.  He is a member of the Aviation Hall of Fame, served as co-chairman of the U.S. World War II Memorial Project, and was named CHIEF EXECUTIVE magazine's 2004 "CEO of the Year."

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