George Brooks, D.Litt., retired from UPS as President, UPS International Inc. Americas Region.
George was responsible for all UPS package and cargo operations in Canada and more than 50 countries and territories, as well as the UPS Supply Chain Solutions operations throughout Latin America, Miami, and the Caribbean. His responsibilities also included all U.S. Exports.
George started as an unloader in the Pre-Load Operations and rose through the ranks to Vice President in 1999. He was later promoted to a President role in 2004. During his career he led major portions of UPS, including the Eastern half of the U.S. while based in Manhattan, NY. In that role, he was responsible for more than 180k employees and $20 Billion in revenue from 2012-2017. He was also responsible for key facets of the business including sales, marketing, finance, engineering, labor, and human resources.
George actively supports organizations such as, Big Brothers Big Sisters, United Way, the National Urban League, and many other civic organizations. His memberships have included the University of West Georgia (UWG) Foundation Inc., The University System of Georgia Foundation, New Beginnings TRAP Foundation, University of Saint Augustine Board of Directors, The Executive Leadership Council, 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, The National Association of Guardsmen, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Currently, George is the past chairman for the Latin American Association of Express Delivery Companies (CLADEC).
His accolades include the following: Champion of Diversity and Inclusion Award from Medgar Evers College; Man of the Year by the 100 Black Men of America, Inc.; and Beta Gamma Sigma Honoree in the Richards College of Business at UWG.
George was also invited to participate in the Joint Civilian Orientation Course (JCOC), which is the oldest, and most prestigious public liaison program in the Department of Defense.
George earned a bachelor’s degree from University of West Georgia; MBAs from University of Phoenix, Columbia University, Yale School of Business and a Doctorate of Letters from Saint Augustine University.
George and his wife, Gloria, have been married more than 33 years. They have two adult daughters, Greonna and Gratia.