Breakout 1: Session 3 – Strategies for Career Advancement

Sandra Volpe

Sandra Volpe
Senior vice president of strategic planning, communications and contractor relations, FedEx Ground


Volpe earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Kent State University and a Master of Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.

Volpe joined FedEx Ground in 2000 with more than 10 years of experience in financial planning and analysis. She was promoted to vice president of finance in 2007, and her extensive knowledge of the financial world led to her promotion to Vice President of Strategic Planning in 2012. She assumed her current role in 2013.


Volpe is active in the industry and community, serving on the Board of Directors for Republic Services, Inc., an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. She is also a member of The Conference Board and has served as Chair of the Board to the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Heart Association.


As an accomplished leader, Volpe attended the FedEx Executive Leadership Institute in 2003 and participated in the FedEx Excel Leadership Program in 2012. She has also been honored with the company’s most prestigious award, the Five Star Award, on three separate occasions, and the FedEx Ground Leadership Award twice. Volpe is this year’s Spirit of Women in Business Award winner.