This fund was established in 2007 by Robert B. and Jenny Carter to support a professorship in Decision and Information Sciences at the Warrington College of Business.
Robert B. (Rob) Carter is executive vice president of FedEx Information Services and chief information officer of FedEx Corporation. He is a member of the five-person Executive Committee, which plans and executes the corporation’s strategic business activities. Carter is responsible for setting technology direction, as well as the corporation’s key applications and technology infrastructure. FedEx applications, advanced networks and data centers provide around-the-clock and around-the-globe support for the product offerings of FedEx. Carter joined FedEx in 1993 and has nearly 30 years of systems development and implementation experience.
Carter was born in Taiwan. He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer and information science from the University of Florida and his master’s degree from the University of South Florida. Carter’s professional awards include: Information Week Chief of the Year Award (2000, 2001, 2005); CIO magazine’s 100 Award (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006); and InfoWorld Chief Technology Officer of the Year (2000). Carter is a member of the Saks Inc. Board of Directors and the University of Florida Foundation Board of Trustees. He also serves as chairman of the Capital Campaign for the University of Tennessee Hamilton Eye Institute and as a member of the Memphis Riverfront Development Corporation and the LifeBlood Foundation.