Managing Director, Life Sciences & Specialty Services/US International, Global Trade Services, FedEx Express
Richard Smith has a deep understanding of the valuable role logistics serves in connecting people, goods, and creating economic growth. As the son of FedEx founder Frederick W. Smith, he literally grew up with the business watching FedEx evolve from an express shipping company to a Worldwide Shipping Icon with a portfolio of services. Smith provides strategic direction for developing global customized logistics and supporting specialized services. Smith joined FedEx Services in 2005 as a Senior Solutions Analyst. In 2007 he became Manager of Supply Chain Solutions. He was promoted to Managing Director of Life Sciences & Specialty Services in 2009. In 2013, he gained the US International Organization of Global Trade Services. Smith earned his undergraduate degree from George Washington University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He serves on the following Boards: Greater Memphis Chamber, Methodist Healthcare Foundation, Blue Streak Scholarship Fund, KIPP Memphis Charter School, and Launch Tennessee. He is also on the Executive Council for the Center for Healthcare Innovation (CHI).