FedEx Receives Organizing Excellence Award from National Association of Professional Organizers

Award Recognizes Outstanding Value and Results Achieved through Organizational Efforts

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 2, 2011 —The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) honored FedEx with a 2011 Organizing Excellence Award, presented at its 23rd Annual Conference and Organizing Exposition held in San Diego, California. NAPO recognized FedEx for its long history of keeping the promise of on-time delivery through strategic and tactical organization. John Fitzpatrick, managing director of the Southern California Region of FedEx Express, accepted the award on behalf of FedEx.

“At FedEx we relate to NAPO’s dedication to helping individuals and businesses bring order and efficiency to their lives,” said Fitzpatrick when accepting the award. “Our global transportation network creates order and efficiency, in our case, to the world of commerce through the careful strategic planning and execution by our team members. On behalf of all 290,000 of our team members at FedEx, thank you very much for this Organizing Excellence Award.”

On an average day, FedEx delivers 8.5 million shipments, involving the coordination of nearly 700 planes and more than 80,000 motorized vehicles serving over 220 countries and territories. The massive organizational effort required for FedEx to provide time-sensitive service directly affects the profitability and productivity of millions of individuals and businesses around the world – and it is the reason NAPO chose to recognize FedEx.

“Organization was key in creating FedEx’s globally respected air and ground network,” said NAPO Past President Barry Izsak, CPO®, as he presented the award. “How fitting is it that NAPO, an association comprised of organizing and productivity professionals, is able to recognize FedEx, a company that has built its success and achieved its mission by being organized and productive.”

“FedEx exemplifies productivity and success that can be achieved through streamlined systems and processes,” says NAPO President Laura Leist, CPO®, CRTS. “NAPO is pleased to recognize FedEx for demonstrating one of the key messages our Association is committed to sharing with the public: well organized systems and processes leads to increased productivity which directly affects companies’ bottom line.”

The FedEx commitment to using organizational best practices reaches far beyond delivering results for its customers and shareholders, notes NAPO. The company also delivers for communities worldwide in many ways, including through its support for global relief efforts. FedEx has provided millions of dollars’ worth of in-kind transportation services to transport lifesaving supplies to disaster-stricken areas around the world, setting aside space for more than 4,000,000 pounds of charitable shipping each year.

About the Organizing Excellence Award

NAPO presents the Organizing Excellence Award annually to recognize individuals or groups who have demonstrated outstanding value and achieved measurable results connected directly to their exceptional organizational efforts. NAPO conducts its search for honorees by soliciting nominations from its members and considers worthy recipients in the following categories: Business, Community Service, Education, Family or Humanitarian. In the past 17 years, 19 recipients have been honored with this prestigious award.

About FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $38 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 290,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit

About NAPO

The Organizing Authority®, The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) is the premier association dedicated to the field of organizing. Since forming in 1985 as a nonprofit professional educational association, NAPO has been dedicated to serving its members through education, networking, industry resources, and promoting the profession to the public. For more information about NAPO, and to find a NAPO professional organizer in your area, visit or call 856-380-6828.

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