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Claude F. Russ

FedEx Freight Leadership: Senior Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer

As the senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer, Claude Russ is responsible for planning and directing the financial activities of FedEx Freight. He also leads the FedEx Freight finance organization in the development and analysis of strategic, tactical and operational plans, and capital investments that have a financial impact on the company.

Russ has more than 18 years of finance experience and started his FedEx career in 2002 as a financial reporting advisor. Prior to his current position at FedEx Freight, Russ was the vice president of strategic finance at FedEx Corp. He has held various finance management positions at FedEx Express and is a five-time recipient of the FedEx Five Star Award, the company’s highest honor for outstanding innovation and collaboration to achieve results.

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Russ earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi and is a certified public accountant.