PMG Brennan agrees to delay retirement as BOG searches for a successor

WASHINGTON – The Governors of the United States Postal Service are conducting a thorough, nationwide search for a successor to Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan, who announced her intent to retire effective Jan. 31, 2020.

To facilitate the search and transition process, the Postmaster General has agreed to delay her retirement date. The Chairman of the Board of Governors, Robert M. “Mike” Duncan said, “We are grateful to the Postmaster General for her continued commitment to the Postal Service, and share her confidence in the Postal Service’s strong leadership team members who will ensure that we continue to deliver for the American people.”

Postal Service Announces Leadership Changes

Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer, Megan J. Brennan, has announced the following leadership changes:

  • Isaac Cronkhite has been named as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and Executive Vice President (Acting) effective January 19. Jeff Williamson, prior CHRO has returned to the private sector.
  • Jeff Johnson, Vice President, Information Technology has been named Vice President, Enterprise Analytics (Acting) effective January 19.
  • Pritha Mehra, Vice President, Mail Entry and Payment Technology, has been named Vice President, Information Technology (Acting) effective January 19.
  • Marc McCrery, Director, Delivery and Retail Technology, has been named Vice President, Mail Entry and Payment Technology (Acting) effective January 19.
  • Ed Phelan, Vice President, Northeast Area Operations, has announced his retirement effective February 3.
  • Eric Chavez, District Manager, Suncoast, has been named Vice President, Northeast Area Operations (Acting) effective February 3.

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