Pat Hopper joined FedEx in 2001, and has been a Director of Sourcing since 2013 with global category and supplier relationship management responsibilities across all FedEx entities. These categories include: Information Technology, Professional Services, Operational Supplies, Supplier Diversity, Supply Chain Sustainability, and Risk.
Prior to joining FedEx, Pat was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force responsible for the acquisition of GPS satellites and classified space systems. He began his career in 1993 as an operational Contracting Officer at a B-1 bomber base in Rapid City, SD, and spent his last 4 years in the Air Force at the Space and Missile Systems Headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Pat graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, and earned a Master of Science in Contracting Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology in Dayton, OH.