USPS new Postmaster General announced

The new United States Postmaster General is to be Louis DeJoy, who will be the 75th Postmaster General in the USPS history. He is to begin in his new role from June 15.

DeJoy has a long CV as an executive, working in logistics, supply chain, aircraft manufacture and communications in different roles.

“Louis DeJoy understands the critical public service role of the United States Postal Service, and the urgent need to strengthen it for future generations,” said Robert M. (Mike) Duncan, chair of the Board of Governors. “The Board appreciated Louis’ depth of knowledge on the important issues facing the Postal Service and his desire to work with all of our stakeholders on preserving and protecting this essential institution.”

DeJoy is only the fifth Postmaster General to come to the role from the private sector. This has been possible since the USPS became an independent body within the Executive Branch in 1971.

Mr. DeJoy said: “Having worked closely with the Postal Service for many years, I have a great appreciation for this institution and the dedicated workers who faithfully execute its mission. I look forward to working with the supporters of the Postal Service in Congress and the Administration to ensure the Postal Service remains an integral part of the United States government. Postal workers are the heart and soul of this institution, and I will be honoured to work alongside them and their unions. It will be an incredible honour to serve as Postmaster General, and I commit myself to upholding the Postal Service’s cherished role in our nation.”