Louis DeJoy has been appointed the 75th Postmaster General of the USA and CEO of USPS.
The former chairman and CEO of New Breed Logistics was unanimously selected by the board of governors of the USPS and is expected to start serving in his new role on June 15.
He is the fifth Postmaster General to join from the private sector since the postal service became an independent establishment within the executive branch in 1971.
Commenting on his new role, DeJoy said he appreciated the institution and its workers: “Postal workers are the heart and soul of this institution, and I will be honored to work alongside them and their unions. It will be an incredible honor to serve as Postmaster General, and I commit myself to upholding the Postal Service’s cherished role in our nation.”
As chairman and CEO of New Breed Logistics, he transformed it from a company with 10 employees to a nationwide logistics firm employing more than 9,000 people.
In 2014, New Breed merged with XPO Logistics, and DeJoy served as CEO of XPO’s supply chain business in the Americas before retiring in December 2015 and joining the board of directors where he served until 2018.