TOP 100 GLOBAL SALES LEADERS 2021

Jill Brannon

Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer at FedEx Corporation

Brannon is a legend at iconic shipping brand, FedEx, as well as in the sales industry as a whole. Beginning her career at FedEx over 30 years ago, Brannon has held several noteworthy positions at the company, including Vice President of Marketing, Vice President of Solutions, and Vice President of U.S. International Sales. In her current role, Brannon leads a team of over 15,000 members and drives multiple billions of dollars in worldwide revenue across several FedEx properties. While this position alone may seem daunting to most, Brannon also leads sales operations, analysis, education, and customer solutions at the company. She’s won multiple awards throughout her career, including FedEx’s highest recognition, the FedEx Five Star Award — which she won three times — as well as being named in Profiles in Diversity Journal as one of the “Women Worth Watching.” She was also honored as a Top Global Sales Leader in 2019. Much of Brannon’s success may be contributed to her belief in the importance of purposeful leadership. “This [purposeful leadership] 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.