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John A. Smith

FedEx Freight Leadership: President and CEO, FedEx Freight

John A. Smith is president and chief executive officer of FedEx Freight, the market leader in the less-than-truckload (LTL) industry. Smith has 32 years of experience in the transportation industry and joined FedEx in 2000. As CEO, he provides strategic direction for all FedEx Freight operations throughout North America. He also serves on the Strategic Management Committee of FedEx Corporation, which sets the direction for the FedEx enterprise.

Prior to his current role, Smith most recently served as the senior vice president of operations for FedEx Freight. His experience spans every area of the business, including operations, sales, transportation, fleet maintenance, facility services, and safety.

Smith serves on the boards of the Arkansas Trucking Association and the Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation. He is a graduate of Northwestern State University with a degree in geology.