Virginia Albanese

Term: 2013-2022   

Residence: Akron, Ohio

Trustee Virginia Albanese is president and CEO of FedEx Custom Critical, North America’s largest critical-shipment carrier. Since joining FedEx Custom Critical in 1986, Trustee Albanese has served in various roles, including as director of Safety, Recruiting and Contractor Relations, managing director of Service and Safety, and vice president of Customer and Strategic Operations.

Trustee Albanese has strong ties to Kent State having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1985 and an Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 1995. She is the immediate past chairwoman of the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce and serves on a number of other boards to benefit the Northeast Ohio community, including Akron Children’s Hospital and serving as the chairwoman of the Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve.