FedEx announces Board nominees
FedEx has announced that retired Navy Vice Admiral Nancy A. Norton and Stephen E. Gorman have been nominated for election to the company’s Board of Directors.
Vice Admiral Norton led the US Department of Defense’s cyber activities, where she was responsible for organising, training, and equipping members of the military and civilian staff and command and control of joint forces to secure, operate, and defend the Department of Defense Information Network. She served as Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and developed extensive cybersecurity programmes for naval fleets and their activities throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific.
Gorman retired as the Chief Executive Officer of Air Methods Corporation, a domestic provider in the air medical market, in 2020. Prior to his role as CEO at Air Methods, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Borden Dairy Company and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Delta Air Lines.
“Nancy and Steve will be tremendous assets to the FedEx Board of Directors,” said Frederick W. Smith, FedEx Corp. Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board. “They have proven leadership skills and extensive expertise that will complement the existing skill set of our Board of Directors and provide great value to FedEx.”
The Board members’ elections will take place at the FedEx Annual Meeting of Stockholders on 19 September.
If elected, Admiral Norton will serve on the Cyber and Technology Oversight Committee and the Compensation and Human Resources Committee, and Gorman will serve on the Governance, Safety, and Public Policy Committee and the Cyber and Technology Oversight Committee.
In addition, the following 13 current members of the FedEx Board are standing for reelection at the annual meeting: Frederick W. Smith, Rajesh Subramaniam, Marvin R. Ellison, Susan Patricia Griffith, Kimberly A. Jabal, Amy B. Lane, R. Brad Martin, Frederick P. Perpall, Joshua Cooper Ramo, Susan C. Schwab, David P. Steiner, V. James Vena, and Paul S. Walsh. Dr. Shirley A. Jackson is retiring as a director immediately before the annual meeting and will not stand for reelection.
Following the 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, the FedEx Board of Directors will consist of 15 directors, 13 of whom are independent, if all nominees standing for election are elected.