Months after previous Postmaster General Megan Brennan announced her retirement from the Postal Service, the USPS Board of Governors has selected Louis DeJoy as the new Postmaster General of the United States.
A Look into New Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s Background
Louis DeJoy is an accomplished business executive with more than 35 years of experience, and has a long history of working with the Postal Service. He previously served as the chairman and CEO of New Breed Logistics. In that role, he transformed a small, family-owned transportation company into a nationwide provider of highly engineered, technology-driven, contract logistics solutions employing more than 9,000 people.
In 2014, New Breed merged with XPO Logistics, with DeJoy serving as CEO of XPO Logistics’ supply chain business in the Americas. He then retired in December 2015 as CEO, and joined the XPO Logistics board of directors, where he served until 2018.
Robert Duncan, the Chairman of the USPS Board of Governors spoke on the decision to select DeJoy:
“[DeJoy] understands the critical public service role of the United States Postal Service, and the urgent need to strengthen it for future generations. 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.”
Taking On the Role In His Own Words
DeJoy knows that the future of the Postal Service is at a critical juncture, and is excited about his role in ensuring its survival. When asked about his appointment, he made the following remarks:
“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,” he said. “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 honored to work alongside them and their unions. It will be an incredible honor to serve as Postmaster General, and I commit myself to upholding the Postal Service’s cherished role in our nation.”