Senior Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, FedEx
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
- LLM, Georgetown University
- JD, Howard University
- BS, American University
Selected work history
- Senior Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, FedEx Corporation, 2001-present
- Managing Attorney, Staff Director, Staff Vice President, International Regulatory Affairs, FedEx Express, 1992-2001
- Attorney, US Department of Transportation, 1983-1992
Gina Adams’s story isn’t just impressive; it’s also local. Adams grew up in Southeast D.C., living in public housing and graduating from Ballou High School. She kept her higher education local as well, earning degrees from American University, Howard, and Georgetown.
After 10 years at the Transportation Department, Adams moved on in 1992 to FedEx Express, where she served in several roles in domestic and international policy and regulation, eventually ascending to the top of the company’s government-affairs hierarchy. There, she pushes for free trade and transportation initiatives, and oversees the company’s political action committee, one of the largest in the nation.
But it’s in the community where she’s made the biggest impact: Her list of board membership and nonprofit work reads longer than her professional résumé. Through her work with the Economic Club of Washington and the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, she’s made efforts to bridge the skills gap and address unemployment. She’s the public face of FedEx’s charitable giving, notably to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation and the National Urban League. Two higher-education scholarships have been endowed in honor of her at Howard.
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