George Brooks, D..Litt., has been named to the Board of The MARCH Foundation. He recently retired from his role 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 US Exports.
George started as an unloader in the Pre-Load Operations with a start time of 3am and rose through the ranks of becoming a Vice President in 1999. He was later promoted to a President in 2004. During his career he has ran huge portions of UPS including the Eastern half of the US while based in Manhattan, NY where he was responsible for over 180,000 employees and $20b in revenue from 2012-2017. He was also responsible for key facets of the business including sales, marketing, finance, engineering, labor, and human resources. He and his family moved and lived in many cities throughout his career and have friends and strong relationships throughout the US and abroad.
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).
Among his many accolades is a Champion of Diversity and Inclusion Award from Medgar Evers College, the Man of the Year by the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and he was recognized as a 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 33 years. They have two adult daughters, Greonna and Gratia.