President & CEO
MHM Investments, LLC

First 8 Memphis Board

As a Retired Officer of FedEx Express Mary H. McDaniel believes she has an opportunity and responsibility to make a difference in every aspect of life.

For almost thirty-one (31) years Ms. McDaniel made a positive impact on FedEx’s internal and external customers by leading a team of over 400 employees; managing a multi-million dollar operating budget, a multi-million dollar capital budget, and directing the inventory of more than

$1.4 billion of owned aircraft parts that supported more than 670 aircraft flying into more than 375 airports in 220 countries worldwide.

By delivering on the objectives, turning challenges into opportunities, and opportunities into successes, Mary McDaniel was the recipient of the Federal Express Star Award, the Federal Express Superstar Award, the coveted President’s Club Award, and the prestigious Federal Express Five-Star Award four times during her career.

Her commitment to making a difference extended well beyond the corporate walls. She is also making a difference in the community by serving on the Board of Director of the following organizations: Chair of The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, served as Chair of the Foundation Board for Southwest Tennessee Community College, and a Board member of the Paragon Bank Board are just a few. Mary also serves with several civic, social, and technical organizations such as International Aviation Women Association, The Shelby County Links, Inc, The Mein-Ann Circle of Friends, and as the President of The Philanthropic Black Women of Memphis. Also, she served two terms as Chair of the Board for the Tennessee Alcohol and Beverage Commission and as West TN ABC Commissioner.

Ms. McDaniel has an AS degree from Southwest Tennessee Community College, attended Christian Brothers University and has a BS Degree from Bethel University.

As a second half passion to fulfill all that life has to offer, Mary McDaniel is now the president and owner of MHM Investments, LLC for the past seven years. This consulting firm offers the following line of services to its clients: Business & Professional Coaching to C-Level Executives, Career Transition Coaching, Career Coaching/Counseling, and Contract/Procurement Strategies.

Mary McDaniel