George Willis

Occupation: Businessperson;

Position: President of U.S. Operations ;

Company: UPS;

Industry: Transportation, Automotive Technology;

Residence: United States;

Nationality: American

George Willis is President of U.S. Operations for UPS with responsibility for all package delivery and logistics services for the world's largest economy. Willis assumes responsibility for all U.S. Operations where UPS delivers more than 16 million packages daily. George is a member of the company's Management Committee, which is responsible for long-term strategy and operating plans for the company's worldwide operations

Experience

Prior to his current role, George served as West Region president, with responsibility for all package delivery operations in 25 western states in the United States. Before serving as West Region president, Willis served as U.K., Ireland and Nordics district manager. In this role, he was responsible for operations, business development and strategy, while overseeing roughly 9,500 employees in this growing area of UPS international operations.

In previous assignments, Willis gained valuable experience leading business units in North Carolina, Southern California, and as vice president of UPS’s retail unit – The UPS Store. 

Willis began his UPS career in 1984, like many UPSers as a part-time package handler in the Georgia District. He held a variety of part-time supervisor operations positions while attending Morehouse College.

Commitment to the Community

A member of the Board of Big Brothers and Big Sisters International, the Board of Directors of CARE, and National Urban League Broad of Trustees, George has also served on the San Diego County United Way Board of Directors and as an Executive Committee Member on the Orange County United Way Board of Directors in California. He worked extensively with the Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) and 100 Black Men of Orange County. Additionally, he was highlighted as one of the Top 10 CEO Ready Leaders in the Forbes Magazine 2013 feature series “The Next Generation of CEO’s.”

Education

Willis received his bachelor’s degree from Trinity College. He has also participated in the Columbia Executive Education Program and Yale CEO College Program.

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