FedEx Corporation has promoted Christine Richards to the position of executive vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Richards replaces Kenneth Masterson, who retires at the end of May. Masterson has been at Federal Express since 1979 and will continue as a consultant to the company after his retirement.

Richards has been at FedEx since 1984. She is corporate vice president of customer and business transactions at FedEx Corporation and general counsel of FedEx Corporate Services.