John A. Smith is president and CEO-elect of FedEx Ground. Smith has more than 30 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 president and CEO of FedEx Freight. His experience spans every area of the business, including operations, sales, transportation, fleet maintenance, facility services, and safety.
John is currently serving as Treasurer of the American Trucking Associations, the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation’s freight.
Smith serves on the boards of the Arkansas Trucking Association and the American Transportation Research Institute. He is a graduate of Northwestern State University with a degree in Geology.