Virginia Addicott

Audit Committee Member


Current public company boards: CDW Corp, Element Fleet Management Corp

Executive Experience: Virginia Addicott recently retired as president and CEO of FedEx Custom Critical®, a leading North American expedited freight carrier located in Green, Ohio. Virginia joined FedEx Custom Critical in 1986 and quickly worked her way up the ranks, holding director positions in various departments where she placed a strong focus on organizational culture, customer satisfaction and developing people.

In each role, Virginia used technology to improve productivity. By streamlining processes she has improved efficiency and enhanced communication capabilities to move the company forward.

Additional information: Virginia has been recognized for her leadership both at work and in the community. In recent years she has been inducted into the Northeastern Ohio Business Hall of Fame (213), received the Women of Power Award from the Akron Urban League (213), and also received the Leadership Excellence Award from the National Diversity Council (214). She has also been named to the Inside Business Power 1 list for the past six years (211-216) and the Crain’s Cleveland Business Power 15 (214). She was also named honorary chair for the 215 Bridgestone Invitational Tournament, the first-ever woman to be named honorary chairperson for the tournament.

Virginia earned a Bachelor of Science degree (‘85) and an EMBA (‘95) from Kent State University. In 213 she was appointed by Ohio Governor John Kasich to the Kent State Board of Trustees. She is past chair of The Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve and past chair of the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on a number of other boards, including Akron Children’s Hospital, the Akron Community Foundation and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).