Growing up Purple
I’ve been with FedEx for nearly 30 years — I guess you could say that I grew up “Purple”. During my time at FedEx, I have held several managerial positions — and along with them a lot of leaderhip training.
What have I learned from these years of experience and training? The FedEx culture and way of life can — and should — benefit others outside of FedEx.
So in living the Purple Promise and supporting FedEx Cares for years, I decided to get more involved in my local community. I started where I believe the future is, our children. Herbert Hoover said, “Children are our most valuable natural resource”. Getting involved in local public education from grades k-12 has allowed me to take the FedEx culture and our “People first philosophy” and apply it to help improve our schools.
Today I am a Trustee on the Board of Education, and have a larger role in the public education provided in my community. The training and leadership skills I’ve developed through the years have brought a fresh new approach to many issues in education. From the Business side to Strategic Planning and more importantly to “dealing with People”, it’s clear the FedEx culture has made a positive impact.
I’m proud to have worked for FedEx for all these years and now to be able to share this with our “most valuable natural resource — our Children” and help them see the benefits of “Growing up Pruple”.