As many readers already know, this October Megan J. Brennan, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer for the USPS®, announced her retirement effective January 31st, 2020. In the official statement released by the USPS, Brennan stated, “When I was appointed Postmaster General, I made a commitment to the Board of Governors that I would serve for five years and it has been my absolute honor to do so. I feel a deep responsibility to this organization and to its future. The advance notice of my retirement will allow the Board adequate time to conduct an executive search, select the next Postmaster General, and ensure a seamless transition.”
With January 2020 only a few weeks away, the Board of Governors has already begun their search for a new Postmaster General (PMG). Given the fact that many of the current Governors come from industries outside the USPS, it is very possible their choice for PMG will also be from outside of the USPS.
Along with the announcement from PMG, there have already been several changes to current postal leadership as of October. These changes include the VP of Sales Sharen Owensreturning to her previous position as VP of Pricing and Costing, the current VP of Pricing and Costing Steve Phelps moving into the Regulator of Costing position, and the announcement of Timothy R. Costello as the new acting VP of Sales.
As the Board of Governors prepares to select a new PMG, it is likely that further leadership changes are on the way. To help make sure you stay up to date on all postal industry happenings, consider tuning into BCC Software’s Industry Corner podcast if you don’t already. Each episode, you’ll hear industry expert and past MTAC chair Chris Lien, BCC Software President, break down industry topics, explain the current state of the industry, and what it means for your business, as we help you stay informed in this ever-evolving industry.
To read the Postal Service’s official statement regarding PMG Brennan’s retirement, click here: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2019/1016-usps-announces-retirement-of-pmg-megan-j-brennan.htm