John A. Smith

President & CEO, FedEx Ground at FedEx

John A. Smith is president and chief executive officer of FedEx Freight, the market leader in the less-than-truckload (LTL) industry. 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 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 American Transportation Research Institute, and was named as the treasurer of the board for the American Trucking Associations in October 2019. He is a graduate of Northwestern State University with a degree in geology.



  • President & CEO, FedEx Ground

    June 1, 2021 - present

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