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USPS names former McDonalds exec as VP for Corporate Communications

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe today announced the appointment of William (Bill) Whitman Jr., a veteran communications leader and public relations executive, as vice president, Corporate Communications.

USPS Corporate Communications VP, William Whitman

“Bill brings more than 30 years of corporate communications and public relations leadership to the Postal Service,” said Donahoe. “As vice president, Bill will be responsible for all aspects of our internal and external communications, and will lead our efforts to advance public understanding of our products, services and corporate mission.”

“I am excited to join the world’s leading postal service agency and one of the most recognized brands in the world to develop communications and public relations initiatives that align with our business plans and priorities as well as advocate for our customers,” Whitman said.

Whitman recently served as vice president and chief communications officer for McDonald’s USA. During his 13-year tenure with McDonald’s Corp., he held senior positions in communications and corporate relations and led a variety of high-profile corporate initiatives.

Prior to joining McDonald’s Corp., Whitman held several positions with leading public relations and marketing communications agencies. Prior to McDonald’s Corp., Whitman held leadership positions with Exxon USA, where he worked in strategic communications, community relations, public affairs and regulatory compliance.

Whitman has received recognition throughout his career from local, national and international organizations, including the Public Relations Society of America, PR Week, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the United Way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.stanton.54 Mike Stanton

    Great, we hire a guy who’s entire career has been working for a clown, now he comes to USPS… wait…he’ll still be working for a clown, ours doesn’t wear the funny makeup

    • Rick

      Another PR man like the Prez that can’t find his ?ss with both hands. What do think he knows about the PO(nothing).

  • VP of Nothing

    32,417 VPs added, 100,000 craft workers gone in the past few years.

  • Queen

    Now we will have a new slogan. .. do you want fries with that? Lol

  • Tony

    Unfreakinbelievable! What’s next? Ronald McDonald to head up the Board of Governors? Donahoe is trying to squeeze the Hamburglar in under the wire too!

  • vitameatavegamin

    Mayor McCheese as the next PMG?

  • Guest

    Oh good a happy meal with every p.o. Box rented!

  • bigtime

    Ba DA ba DA ba I’m mailing it! Yo can you super size my truck the mcpackages don’t fit in the mcllv mcshitbox. Be DA be back DA.

  • Gregg Grubbs

    Wonderful!! Another overpaid moron to help screw things up even further!!

  • Gregg Grubbs

    How many of these people does the USPS need?? Losing Billions every year,cutting it’s real work force,and still hiring people like this to do whatever and make 6 figures!! Thanks to Mr.Donaloser for all you’ve done to dismantle the USPS!!! You should be proud!!