USPS has announced that Megan J Brennan, postmaster general and CEO, is retiring on January 31, 2020.
Brennan is USPS’s 74th postmaster general and the first woman to serve in the role. She has led the postal operator during the implementation of advanced technology and customer-centric strategies, which has help USPS to shape future growth opportunities.
These strategies encompassed better use of data and technology, improved speed-to-market of product and service innovations, continuously improved processes throughout the organization, and fully engaging and leveraging the talents of the organization’s 635,000-employee workforce.
“Megan Brennan is a devoted public servant who has helped lead the United States Postal Service through some very challenging circumstances,” said Robert M Duncan, chairman of the Board of Governors. “The Governors greatly appreciate her leadership and devotion to the postal service.”
“Having begun her career as a letter carrier more than three decades ago, Megan has a fundamental understanding of the important role this organization plays in communities around the country and to our broader economy,” added Duncan. “She has been a strong advocate for postal employees and customers. We especially appreciate her recent leadership of the postal service’s efforts to make significant changes to the international mail system, and level the playing field for American businesses.”
Brennan added, “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.”
USPS and its Board of Governors have now begun a nationwide search for the 75th postmaster general of USPS.