Bob Palmer, Vice President and General Manager of Air-Ground & Freight Services - - Central Region, has been with FedEx since 1980. Bob's last assignment was Vice President of National Hub Operations from 1992 to October, 2003. An alumnus of the University of Kentucky, he started as a maintenance mechanic with FedEx in the Memphis Hub and has held numerous management positions in Ground Operations, Properties, Hub Operations and Air, Ground and Freight Services.
Bob leads the management teams at the Indianapolis National Hub and FedEx's Central Regional Freight, Trucking and Ramp Operations.
Bob is actively involved with many community organizations. He is Board Chair of Workforce Development and Junior Achievement in Indianapolis. Bob is a Board member of The Indy Partnership, the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts of America, Kelley School of Business Curriculum Board, University of Indianapolis Advisory Board and Central Indiana Corporate Partnership.
Under Bob's guidance, the IND Hub has partnered with various schools/universities. The IND Hub has continuing relationships with the SMART Partnership, IU, University of Indianapolis, Purdue, and other local educational institutions.