Linda Malone named Cap Metro Area VP; Cintron and Cronkhite also win promotions

From the US Postal Service:

USPS announced three officer actions this week.

Postmaster General and CEO Megan J. Brennan announced the appointment of Linda M. Malone as Vice President, Area Operations, Capital Metro Area, effective May 14.  In this position, Linda will be responsible for overseeing operations—including mail processing, distribution, customer service, and administrative functions—throughout eight districts:  Atlanta, Baltimore, Capital, Greater South Carolina, Greensboro, Mid-Carolinas, Northern Virginia, and Richmond.  The Capital Metro Area encompasses more than 130,000 square miles, over 63,000 employees, more than 2,700 Post Offices, and approximately 16 million customers.

Linda’s extensive operational experience will serve her well in this new position.  Since 2015, she has served as Vice President, Network Operations, where she managed the Postal Service’s distribution network.  Her responsibilities included overall network design, policies and programs, logistics, and maintenance.

Linda began her postal career in 1985 as a Letter Carrier in Wilmington, Delaware.  She has held many notable positions, including Manager, Processing Operations; District Manager, South Jersey District; Senior Plant Manager, Central Pennsylvania; and Manager, Operations, Technical and Systems Integrations Support, at Postal Service Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Linda holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree in business administration from Averett University.  She is also a Lean Six Sigma Certified Black Belt.

Vice President, Product Information, Robert CintronThe second announcement was regarding the appointment of Robert Cintron as Vice President, Network Operations by Postmaster General and CEO Megan J. Brennan.  In this position, he will oversee the Postal Service’s distribution network, including overall network design, policies and programs for processing sites, logistics required to move the mail, and maintenance policies and programs that support the network.  He will report to Chief Operating Officer David E. Williams.

Since being named Vice President, Enterprise Analytics, in 2015, Robert has been responsible for innovations in technologies and tracking systems, including scanning, integration of network information visibility systems, and data analytics.

Robert began his postal career 31 years ago as a Clerk in Rochester, New York.  He has held a wide variety of positions, including Vice President, Product Information; District Manager, Western Pennsylvania District; Senior Plant Manager, Northern Ohio and Western New York Districts; Manager, In-Plant Support for the Northeast Area; and Plant Manager in Stamford, Connecticut.

Robert graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College with a bachelor’s degree in organizational management.  He is a graduate of the Postal Service’s Advanced Leadership Program, the Processing and Distribution Management Program, and he is a Certified Executive Green Belt.  Robert’s strong business insights and operational experience will serve him well in this new position, which takes effect on May 14.

The third announcement was regarding the appointment of Isaac S. Cronkhite as Vice President, Enterprise Analytics by Postmaster General and CEO Megan J. Brennan.  In this role, he will be responsible for leveraging data and technology to provide the business intelligence needed to drive performance and improve efficiencies through enterprise reporting and performance measurement systems.  Isaac will lead our innovations in technologies and tracking systems, overseeing scanning improvements and the integration of network information visibility systems, including the national Address Management System.  He will report to Chief Information Officer Kristin A. Seaver.

Isaac’s business acumen and experience will be assets in his new position.  He joined the Postal Service as an Industrial Engineering Professional Specialist Trainee in 2004, and he has held the positions of Manager, In-Plant Support, Greater Boston District; Operations Industrial Engineer, Boston, Massachusetts; Plant Manager in Brockton, Massachusetts; and Senior Plant Manager in Richmond, Virginia.  Since last year, Isaac has leveraged improved data analytics to drive field performance, while serving as Manager, Processing Operations, at Postal Service Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Isaac holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he also graduated last year from the Sloan Fellows Program.  Additionally, he is a graduate of the Executive Foundations and Executive Leadership Programs and is a Lean Six Sigma Executive Green Belt.

Karpenko, Penner named to USPS marketing positions 

Chief Marketing and Sales Officer James P. Cochrane has appointed Chris Karpenko and Mary-Anne Penner to key positions in his organization.

Karpenko was named Brand Marketing executive director, a position he has held on an acting basis since 2015. He oversees corporate branding efforts, including TV advertising, theMarketing Impact Calculator and mobile apps that support sales initiatives.

The 29-year employee “has brought innovation to our marketing effort with his strategic thinking and strong creative skills,” Cochrane wrote in a memo announcing the appointment last week.

Penner was named Stamp Services director, a position she’s held on an acting basis since last year. Her duties include overseeing the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee; stamp subject recommendations; stamp development, printing and manufacturing; philatelic product creation; and exhibitions.

Additionally, she oversees stamp fulfillment, which includes distribution and cancellation services.

Penner has served in several positions during her 32-year career, “giving her well-rounded experience with our stamps program from perspectives throughout the organization,” Cochrane wrote.

Source: Marketing and Sales | USPS News Link

USPS Northeast AVP Rick Uluski to retire

USPS announced two officer actions this week.

Postmaster General and CEO Megan J. Brennan announced that Richard P. Uluski, Vice President, Area Operations, Northeast Area, plans to retire from the USPS effective June 3.

In the PMG’s announcement she says: “Rick has demonstrated exceptional leadership and delivered results throughout his 36 years of federal service. With a unique balance of operational expertise and fair-minded management, Rick has improved operations and developed people in every position he has held. His positive, lasting impact can be seen throughout the Northeast Area and the entire organization.” Continue reading

Kristin Seaver named USPS CIO, Kevin L. McAdams Acting Cap Metro AVP

From Postcom:

USPS announced two key officer appointments this week to fill critical roles with the organization. Postmaster General and CEO Megan J. Brennan appointed Kristin Seaver as Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President, effective April 9. In this role Kristin will lead the Postal Service’s efforts to drive innovation across enterprise analytics, business insights, mail intelligence, engineering systems, information security and infrastructure, and payment technology.

The second announcement was Kevin L. McAdams will be detailed as Vice President, Area Operations, Capital Metro Area according to an announcement by COO and EVP David E. Williams.

Source: News

Sharon D. Owens named Pricing and Costing vice president

PMG Megan J. Brennan has appointed Sharon D. Owens as Pricing and Costing vice president.

The newly created position oversees programs to strengthen the mailing experience for commercial customers, as well as the Postal Service’s regulatory reporting functions.

Pricing and Costing VP Sharon OwensThe position, which reports to the chief financial officer, was created by combining the Pricing and Regulatory Reporting and Cost Analysis organizations. The PMG said the combination will allow the Postal Service to “maximize our organizational effectiveness by leveraging collaborations between the pricing and costing teams.”

Brennan also praised Owens, saying her “strong business insights and extensive experience will serve her well in this new role.”

Owens’ previous assignments include serving as Northern Virginia district manager and manager of industry engagement and outreach. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in operations research from the College of William and Mary.

Source: Pricing and Costing | USPS News Link

Cochrane named chief marketing and sales officer

PMG Megan J. Brennan appointed James P. Cochrane chief marketing and sales officer Jan. 6.

Cochrane, who has acted in the position since May, oversees the marketing, development and management of all domestic and international products.
He also manages the Pricing, Global Business, Sales and Stamp Services organizations.

“Jim’s comprehensive understanding of customer requirements, coupled with his well-rounded business acumen and extensive knowledge of the developing digital world, will allow us to fully leverage our fundamental strengths as we carry out our long-term strategic goals,” Brennan said.

Cochrane has served USPS for more than 40 years.

Previous assignments including serving as chief information officer, Product Information vice president and Northern Virginia senior plant manager.

Source: Marketing USPS | USPS News Link

Cochrane named Acting USPS CMSO, Miskanic Acting CIO

The US Postal Service announced the following appointments today:

  • Jim Cochrane will serve as Acting Chief Marketing and Sales Officer (CMSO). With over 40 years of experience, Jim’s understanding of customer requirements, combined with a well-rounded business acumen, will enable him to better position the U.S. Postal Service in today’s marketplace.
  • Randy Miskanic will serve as Acting Chief Information Officer (CIO). Randy will continue the advancement of new mail intelligence, engineering systems, information technology systems, payment technology, and corporate information security to meet the changing needs of today’s marketplace.