NEW YORK: FedEx has named Martin Liptrot managing director of global communications.
Liptrot's most recent post was as manager of corporate social responsibility policy and outreach at Altria Corporate Services. He will report to FedEx VP of corporate communications Eric Jackson.
Liptrot held a variety of public relations positions for Altria after joining the company in 1997. Prior to joining the tobacco and packaged-food giant, he worked in a number of communication posts within the UK Labour Party, and was part of the successful 1997 general-election effort. His first job in PR was as press officer at the National Museums and Galleries, in Liverpool. He has a degree in business from the University of Wolverhampton and a post-graduate certificate from Liverpool University.
The search to fill the position was led by search firm Heyman Associates.