Steve Pacheco is Managing Director, Advertising at FedEx Corporation, the $39 billion, Fortune 100 global transportation, logistics and business services leader. He’s responsible for all corporate-wide advertising as well as leveraging their extensive portfolio of Sports and Sponsorship properties through media and advertising.
Prior to joining FedEx in 1997, Steve served as Advertising Director for International Paper, a $25 billion multi-national company. Responsible for advertising, marketing communications, and sports and event sponsorship, he directed their involvement in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
Steve’s broad range of advertising experience includes past positions as Partner of ad agency Humphreys Ink and Director of Advertising & Promotions at The Commercial Appeal, a Scripps Howard newspaper in Memphis. Before that he had a paper route.
Steve has also given much of his time and talents to numerous local efforts including the Memphis Arts Festival, the Memphis Arts Council & National Blues Foundation, the Metropolitan Interfaith Association and the National Civil Rights Museum, to name but a few. A native of Memphis, Steve earned a BFA Degree in Journalism from The University of Memphis.
He also holds the designation of Certified BBQ Judge from The Memphis in May International Festival's World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. He lives, works, and plays in Memphis with his wife, an accomplished designer and artist, two boys, and their extensive collection of wet towels.