2016: Noel Massie

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Noel Massie is President for United Parcel Service’s (UPS) Southern California District, where he is responsible for a $190 million budget and oversees every aspect of the district’s operation, including sales and customer relationship. The Southern California District services the Southland, Hawaii, as well as the southern tip of Nevada and currently has over 20,000 employees and services more than 144,000 customers.

In 1977, Massie began his career at UPS as a part-time truck loader in Oakland, California. At the same time, he was studying electrical engineering at San Jose State. His bosses noticed his work ethic and within three months had promoted him to supervisor. Three years later, and a semester before graduation, he was offered a full-time position as manager.

Massie continued to thrive within UPS and his talents for motivation and leadership were noticed and rewarded. From starting in operations, he has spent time within engineering, learning and development, and was relocated to Atlanta to work in UPS’s corporate headquarters. Noel’s various assignments have afforded him the opportunity to work in the eastern, western, northern, and southern parts of the U.S. Prior to his current assignment, Noel served as President for UPS’s Chicago, Virginia, Southeast California and Central California districts.

During his career, Noel has represented UPS at several notable conferences and summits. In 2009 he was a panel member for the I-10 Corridor Summit, a speaker at the IBA Global Trade Conference, and a panelist for the John Husing Economic Report Card. He served as a panel member for the Ontario, CA Economic Development Conference. And in 2001, as a result of UPS’s work in the Chicago community, Noel worked with members of the White House to shape future legislation regarding welfare reform. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his outstanding work and contributions.

Massie attended San Jose State University’s School of Engineering and earned a degree in Business Management from La Salle University in Philadelphia.

Noel lives in Yorba Linda with his wife, Amanda and have two sons, Brayden and Pierce.