Ward B. Strang
FedEx Ground Leadership: Executive Vice President and COO
Ward B. Strang is executive vice president and chief operating officer of FedEx Ground, which is based in Moon Township, Pennsylvania.
Strang began his tenure with FedEx Ground in 1988 as an operations coordinator and rapidly ascended in the organization through a series of station and hub management positions before becoming a director in 1998. Three years later, he helped launch the FedEx Home Delivery® service while leading the western region.
In 2004, his leadership and experience supporting e-commerce made him the ideal choice as president and CEO of FedEx SmartPost®, a subsidiary of FedEx Ground.
Strang was named to his current position in 2011. Since that time, FedEx Ground has experienced significant growth, requiring strategic and substantial investment in operational capacity enhancements.
A native of the Midwest, Strang earned his bachelor’s degree in his home state at the University of Iowa and his MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.