Founding Chair Robert B. Carter
Robert B. (Rob) Carter is Executive Vice President, FedEx Information Services and Chief Information Officer of FedEx Corporation. He is a member of the five-person Executive Committee, which plans and executes the corporation’s strategic business activities. Carter also serves as Co-President & Co-CEO of FedEx Services, the shared service entity responsible for Sales, Marketing, Information Technology and Customer Service.
Carter joined FedEx in 1993 and has over 35 years of systems development and implementation experience. Carter is responsible for setting the technology direction of the FedEx applications, infrastructure, networks and data centers that provide around the clock and around the globe support for FedEx product offerings.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer and information science from the University of Florida and his master’s degree from the University of South Florida.
Carter has been awarded many industry accolades, including, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business 2014 and 2010, Fortune Magazine’s Executive Dream Team, Information Week’s Chief of the Year Award in 2000, 2001 and 2005, and a seven-time recipient of CIO Magazine’s 100 Award. Carter is also a charter inductee into the publication’s CIO Hall of Fame.
Carter serves on the Board of Directors of New York Life and Pilot Flying J.
Advisory Committee Members
Advisory Council, 2019
|Chair||Mr. Rob Carter||Executive Vice President, FedEx|
|Vice-Chair||Mr. Matt Fennel||Field Staff, Tennessee Farm Bureau|
|Permanent||Mr. John Butler||President, Agricenter International|
|Permanent||Mr. Gary Rodgers||Extension Agent/Director, University of Tennessee Extension|
|Permanent||Mr. Warner Ross||Superintendent, Hardeman County Schools|
|Permanent||Mr. Charlie Hatcher||Commissioner, Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture|
|Permanent||Mr. Ed Carter||Executive Director, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency|
|Permanent||Mr. Mark Wilson||President, TN 4-H Foundation|
|Rotating||Mr. Jimmy Tosh||Owner, Tosh Farms|
|Rotating||Mr. Mike Butler||CEO, Tennessee Wildlife Federation|
|Rotating||Mr. Kendall McCarter||CDO, Tennessee Wildlife Federation|
|Rotating||Mr. Kemmons Wilson Jr.||President, Wilson Management Group|
|Rotating||Mr. Jim O'Brien||Executive Vice President, Wilson Management Group|
|Rotating||Mrs. Chris Norris||Farmer and community leader|
|Rotating||Mr. Jim Collins||Executive Vice President, DuPont|
|Rotating||Dr. Lisa Piercey||EVP, West Tennessee Healthcare|
|Rotating||Mr. Kevin Woods||Memphis Market President Blue Cross Blue Shield of TN|
|Rotating||Mrs. Polly Ruhland||CEO, United Soybean Producers|
|Ex-officio||Mr. Ron Blair||Director of Lone Oaks Farm|
|Ex-officio||Dr. Ben West||UT Foundation|
|Ex-officio||Mr. Jerry Lamb||Regional Director, UT Extension|
|Ex-officio||Dr. Dwight Loveday||Interim Assistant Dean & 4-H Program Leader|
|Ex-officio||Mr. Ryan Hensley||Executive Director, 4-H Foundation|