At a corporation known for delivering the world to our doorsteps, Rose Jackson Flenorl represents the heart of the FedEx Corporation. Propelled by her philanthropic expertise and strong business acumen, she manages the company's award winning Global Citizenship operation where she focuses on signature programs and relationships with national and international community outreach organizations. In this role, she directs corporate resources toward initiatives in the areas of disaster relief, pedestrian and child safety, environmental sustainability, education, and diversity.
She manages relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, acting as the social responsibility representative on the company's internal Corporate Social Responsibility Roundtable, and communicating the company's community philosophy, objectives and programs to audiences worldwide.
Her outstanding leadership qualities and humanitarian spirit have cultivated opportunities to improve lives throughout the world. She represents FedEx on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) Board, the American Red Cross Corporate Advisory Council and the Conference Board Contributions Council.
An active participant in the community, Rose serves on the boards of the National Civil Rights Museum, the University of Mississippi Alumni Association, and the Accrediting Committee of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She has also served on the boards of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and the United Way of the Mid-South. She is a graduate of Leadership Mississippi, Leadership Memphis and Tennessee Leadership.
Rose's achievements have earned her numerous honors including the Memphis Black Business Directory's "Simply the Best Award," the Girl's Inc. "She Knows Where She's Going Award," the Silver Star News Lifetime Achievement Award, the Girl Scout Council of the Mid-South Character Award, and the Mertie Buckman Mentor Award from the Women's Foundation. She is a recipient of the Memphis Woman Magazine "50 Women Who Make A Difference Award," the National Society of Fund Raising Executives' Crystal Award for Philanthropy, the Black Business Association Benny Award for Outstanding Community Involvement, the Urban League J.A. McDaniel Award, the AKA Sorority South Eastern Region Vanessa Long Humanitarian Award, and the Trumpet Awards' High Heels in High Places recognition.
A graduate of the University of Mississippi, she was the first black female named to the student Hall of Fame and was chosen by Glamour Magazine as one of the top 10 college women in the United States. Rose continues to make an impact as a leader at her alma mater; she was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame in 1998 and in 2008 served as president of the national Alumni Association. She also serves on the Ole Miss Journalism Advisory Board and is a charter member of the Ole Miss Women's Council.
Rose is a member of the Greenwood C.M.E. Church. She is married to Richard Lee Flenorl. They have one daughter, Lillie Clarissa.