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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. In the United States, UPS delivers and picks up more than 16 million packages each day and has 374,000 employees. 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.

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, he served as Managing Director for seven countries in Europe, while living in the U.K. In this role, he was responsible for operations, business development and strategy.

In previous assignments, George was the East Carolina Chief Operating Officer, and led the group through the U.S. transformation which involved the integration of several territories into the current South Carolina region.

George held several prior roles, including Vice President of U.S. Operations, as well as Vice President of UPS’s retail unit, The UPS Store. 

He began his UPS career in 1984, and held a variety of part-time supervisor operations positions while attending Morehouse College.

A member of the Board of Big Brothers and Big Sisters International, 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.”

George holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Trinity State University and attended Morehouse College in Atlanta.  He has also participated in the Columbia Executive Education Program and Yale CEO College Program.