Vice President of Operations Analysis, FedEx Corporation
Donald W. Comer is Vice President Operations Analysis, FedEx Corporation. In this role Comer’s charter is to solve complex business issues, exploit credible options for innovation and drive operational change that supports near-term and strategic business goals
Prior to his current role, Comer was Director, Digital Access Marketing with responsibility for a portfolio of solutions that provides global customer access to FedEx transportation services impacting nearly $28 billion in revenue.
Over his career, he has assumed increasing levels of responsibility in varying business disciplines including finance, marketing, project management, strategic planning, and leadership.
Before joining FedEx, he was senior accountant at International Paper and was supervisor of corporate reporting with Holiday Corporation.
Comer holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin in accounting and an MBA from the University of Memphis’ Executive MBA program.
He is a 2015 recipient of the FedEx Five Star Award, presented each year to the top two percent of employees, and a 2012 recipient of the Ambassador’s Club, a FedEx award given to a select number of staff for high performance and outstanding contributions to furthering business objectives. He is also the 2012 recipient of the National Black MBA Association’s Chairman’s Award, the organization’s signature award presented by the board chairman in recognition of demonstrated visionary leadership and service to the organization and larger community. He is a 2011 recipient of the Tri-State Defender 50 Men of Excellence award for his public and professional contributions and is the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Memphis Alumni Chapter 2011 Kappa Man of the Year.
He is a life member of the National Black MBA Association where he was named to the National Black MBA Magazine’s Top “50 Under 50” Executives. He is also a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He currently serves as treasurer on the board of directors for the National Black MBA Association and is a member of the University of Alabama Culverhouse School Of Business Diversity Advisory Board.