Nancy Janneck is the Manager of Flight Operations for FedEx at the Indianapolis Hub. She has been employed by FedEx for over 30 years. During that time, she worked as a flight dispatcher and system controller for 12 years, as well as managing Global Operations Control for 13 years prior to managing the Indianapolis 767 crew base, Ramp Tower Operations, and Flight Operations for FedEx’s second largest hub. She holds a BS degree from the University of North Dakota in Airway Science Management and a master’s degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a dual specialization in Airport and Airline Operations and Airport and Airline Management. She earned her Private Pilot License when she was 18 and her Aircraft Dispatcher certificate a few years later. When GOC consolidated to Memphis, she worked in the FedEx Maintenance Hangar planning B-check and L-checks for the MD10/MD11, B757 and B767 aircraft. Nancy met her husband, Curt, in the cockpit of a DC10 thirty years ago. Their son, Zane, is 20 years old and currently working on his CFI rating at UND. He also works as a Collegiate Ambassador for Republic Airways. And daughter Taylor is in Chicago finishing her master’s program in Healthcare Administration with Rush University.
In their spare time they enjoy flying their Bonanza F33a around the Midwest. Nancy also gives aviation related tours of FedEx at the Indianapolis Airport talking mostly to college students and interns. She has represented FedEx at several Purple Runway events promoting pathway programs and Purple Runway scholarship opportunities. FedEx will be breaking ground on their new Flight Operations building which will house 148 sleep rooms for the flight crewmembers operating through Indianapolis, a fitness center, and flight operations, and be a significant part of FedEx’s Fatigue Risk Management program. This project is keeping Nancy busy right now and makes every day exciting. If it stays on schedule it will open in the Spring of 2021. Nancy is also passionate about Specific Learning Differences, especially dyslexia, and understanding everyone’s very unique strengths. Every child has strengths, but they don’t always have the opportunity to find their strengths and develop them. That is one of the reasons I believe in Flight 1, because they’ve opened up so many children to a world of possibilities when they didn’t think any were there.