Business 100 – 2019

Don Colleran/FedEx

Don Colleran is president and CEO at FedEx Corporation, having been appointed in March 2019. Prior to that, Colleran served as the company’s executive vice president and chief sales officer, leading a global organization of approximately 15,000 team members responsible for more than $70 billion in worldwide revenue across multiple FedEx operating companies. Global Sales & Solutions teams execute on the FedEx growth strategy and help customers grow their businesses through unique selling solutions, and by providing opportunities to reach new markets, eliminate trade barriers and expand their businesses globally. Don is also a member of FedEx’s strategic management committee.

Don began his FedEx career in 1989 and served in a variety of leadership roles in the Asia-Pacific region, Canada and Memphis, Tennessee. A native of Boston, he is a third-generation Irish American with roots in Galway and Cork. He holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of New Hampshire and is a member of the board of ABM Industries, EastGroup Properties, Youth Program / FedEx St. Jude Classic, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.