FedEx Corp. announced that Don Colleran has been appointed president and chief executive officer of FedEx Express, effective March 16.
Colleran has been with FedEx for almost 30 years, holding various executive level positions in several operating companies and international regions. He began his FedEx career as an international sales manager in Philadelphia before moving to Asia Pacific to lead the region’s sales group. In 2000, Colleran was promoted to president of FedEx Express Canada prior to moving back to the U.S. in 2003 to serve as senior vice president of international sales. In 2006, he was appointed executive vice president of global sales. In 2017, Colleran was named executive vice president and chief sales officer of FedEx Corp.
A native of Massachusetts, Colleran earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire. He serves on the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Advisory Board, the US-ASEAN Business Council, and as a director of ABM Industries and EastGroup Properties. He is also a member of the American Chamber of Commerce and recognized as one of the Irish America magazine’s “Business 100.”
“Don has the depth of talent and global experience to lead the FedEx Express organization. With his commercial focus and global mind set, he is the right choice to execute our key strategies and deliver for our customers, team members and shareholders,” said Raj Subramaniam, president and chief operating officer, FedEx Corp.
Jill Brannon, a more than 30-year FedEx veteran, will succeed Colleran as executive vice president, chief sales officer of FedEx Corp.