Providing Strategic Direction in Global Marketplace
Jill Brannon decided a career in the transportation business was a good fit when she first traveled outside of the United States. “I knew I wanted to work in a thriving, energetic global company, and FedEx has blessed me with the opportunity to learn, lead, and work with terrific people and give back to local communities around the world,” she said.
As senior vice president of sales in Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, and Africa, Brannon provides strategic direction for the sales activities for the FedEx portfolio of services. She leads a team that includes large global portfolio solutions, small company services, and geographic and sector selling; as well as overseeing sales operations, planning, and analysis.
She believes the most important thing a leader can do is take purposeful action. “This includes having a vision, understanding what to do and how to do it, and communicating it often and consistently, starting from the strategy all the way down to celebrating success,” Brannon said.
Brannon’s career at FedEx spans three decades. She assumed her current role earlier this year after serving as senior vice president of FedEx International Sales. In addition to other executive roles in the company, she has served as a director in worldwide services, where she focused on global supply chain and logistics solutions for the high-tech sector. She describes moving to FedEx headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee, to assume a strategic planning position as her biggest career leap. “I experienced the depth of how to get work in a successful global super brand company,” Brannon said.
Brannon is a member of the FedEx diversity and inclusion executive steering committee, where her colleagues say she has been instrumental in creating the vision of a diverse and inclusive environment. She has served on the boards of the US-ASEAN Business Council and the International Children’s Heart Foundation.
Brannon lives by the words “please” and “thank you.” She holds degrees in International Business and French from Lenoir-Ryhne College.
25 Comments on "Jill Brannon"
Congratulations Jill. You are an amazing leader and powerful influencer. Well-deserved!
Many congratulations Jill.
Wonderful to see this recognition of your leadership and business focus.
Thank you for your continuing inspiration and far reaching positive impact.
Congratulations, Jill! Well deserved!
Jill, congratulations on this well-deserved recognition. As I have told you in the past, we are all so proud of you. BZ!
Congratulations Jill! I have watched your career over the years at FedEx and I am so very proud of all of your accomplishments! We still miss you here at the West Headquarters office in Irvine, CA. Continued Success to you!
Jill, congratulations! Very nice recognition. All the best!
Congratulations and well deserved! You are my inspiration!
Thanks for being such an inspiration to me..
Jill, a well deserved recognition. I am very happy to be working with you! Congratulations and celebrate!!!
Jill, thanks for being such a fantastic example for all to follow. Well-deserved.
Fantastic and very well deserved! We are very proud of you.
Congratulations on this outstanding recognition.
I could not be prouder to work for FedEx under your amazing leadership.
Wishing you continued success!!
Jill – Thank you for sharing your leadership and passion with so many others across the world.
Jill – Congratulations! Your encouraging personality, leadership and achievement inspire us around the world to rise to the challenges and strive to be the best. Thank you!
Congrats to an inspirational leader who never forgets about the people side of the business! I feel very fortunate to have worked with/for you in my career. Kudos to your tremendous success and wish you all the best in your current role!
Awesome recognition for an awesome leader! Congratulations.
Jill, what a wonderful and well-deserved honor . . . congratulations!
Congratulations Jill !
Thank you for your leadership and motivation !
Proud to be part of your organization !
Jill – Thanks for your outstanding global leadership – Congratulations & well deserved.
Jill, Thank you for your leadership and vision, Congratulations on a well deserved award!
Congratulations Jill! You are a great leader and mentor for our Sales Professionals around the world.
Congratulations Jill! Awesome achievement and well-deserved!
Heartiest Congratulations Jill. We are proud of your leadership . You are inspiration for many .
Jill, Congratulations and thank you being such an inspiration to me and all FedEx team members around the globe.
Hi Jill – I would like to connect with you on exploring collaboration opportunities with FedEx for a small non-profit helping women in India, by sending used Indian clothing from USA/Canada. Please let me know how can I go about exploring this with FedEx. Thanks!