Now in his 15th year with FedEx, Bill Margaritis helped the company win another top 10 slot on Fortune's annual "Most Admired Companies" this March. The survey judges companies based on their corporate reputation and financial performance. The $37-billion shipping company has appeared in the top 20 of the ranking since 2001.
Margaritis is equally admired among his communications peers. At the start of 2010, he took the helm of one of the industry's leading organizations for corporate communicators when elected chairman of the Arthur W. Page Society.
As the most senior PR professional at FedEx, Margaritis oversees global reputation management, employee communication, IR, and social responsibility. He told PRWeek in April that he expects to continue growing the communications department.
"Communication departments are now starting to deliver more value for our businesses," he explained. "Decision- makers are more aware of this and are committing dollars to it."