John W. Dietrich (2023)
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FedEx
John W. Dietrich, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FedEx, was appointed to the AAR Board of Directors in 2023.
Mr. Dietrich has over 30 years of experience with multi-national public companies, including all facets of aviation and airline management.
As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FedEx, he will be responsible for leading the Finance team and supporting and advancing corporate initiatives to foster greater efficiencies, manage costs, and provide innovative solutions. Prior to FedEx, Mr. Dietrich held numerous leadership roles at Atlas Air Worldwide since 1999, including serving as President and Chief Executive Officer, and member of the Board of Directors since 2020.
Mr. Dietrich serves as Chairman of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) and led the organization’s development of an aviation subcommittee on cybersecurity.
In addition to serving on the Board of AAR, Mr. Dietrich also sits on the Boards of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc.; AACT; Airlines for America (A4A); and Liberty City Optimist Club and is a member (and former Chairman) of the National Air Carrier Association (NACA). He was also a member of the Defense Science Board (DSB) Task Force on Survivable Logistics, convened by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Mr. Dietrich earned a bachelor’s from Southern Illinois University and graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois at Chicago – John Marshall Law School. He is a member of the Bar in New York, Illinois, and Colorado.