U.S. Postal Service Announces Leadership Promotions and Structural Modifications – Newsroom

Nov. 19, 2020

Changes include promotion of seven existing officers and five new officers

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service today made several leadership announcements, including the retirement of a top executive, the promotion of several other key leaders, and a series of functional alignments that aim to better position the organization to achieve operational excellence and financial stability.

The changes include the announcement that David E. Williams, chief logistics and processing operations officer, intends to retire next year, capping a postal career that has spanned more than three decades.

“Dave Williams has been an outstanding leader within the Postal Service,” said Postmaster General and CEO Louis DeJoy. “During his career with us, he has streamlined mail processing, delivery and operations. Dave has been a leader in driving the use of data and information to advance innovation and system improvements. We value his many contributions and thank him for his distinguished service. I would also like to extend my personal thanks to Dave for all of the assistance he provided to me both before and during my transition to the Postal Service.”

Williams joined the Postal Service as an industrial engineering trainee in 1987 and went on to work in several field, area and headquarters positions, including serving as chief operating officer from 2015-2020.

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“The Postal Service has been my life for 33 years,” Williams said. “I love every aspect of this organization, its people and our collective mission to serve America. I will always be thankful to this organization for investing in me at the beginning of my career, and I will always take pride in the work I’ve done with my colleagues. I look forward to working with my successor and the rest of the team through this year’s peak delivery season to ensure a smooth transition into the new year.”

Other leadership appointments and structural modifications announced today include:

These appointments help better align the Postal Service, and also demonstrate our commitment to career development of our own employees by building talent and promoting from within. Altogether, these announcements include 11 promotions, five new officers, two lateral moves and one detail assignment.

These organizational changes will not initiate a reduction-in-force. The hiring freeze, announced in August to facilitate employee reductions through natural attrition, remains in place.

Further organizational modifications are expected to continue in phased approaches during the next several months.

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