Megan Brennan is the current and 74th Postmaster General of the United States. She took office on February 1, 2015, and became the first woman in our country’s history to assume the position of Postmaster General. That’s a pretty impressive feat, if we do say so ourselves!
A Brief History of Megan Brennan
Brennan began her career with USPS in 1986 as a letter carrier in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. After that, she worked as a delivery and collection supervisor, a processing plant manager in Reading and Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, and a district manager in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Brennan earned an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management in 2003. In 2005, she became USPS’ vice president for the Northeast Area, and then quickly rose to vice president of Eastern Area Operations. In December 2010, she was named Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. Finally, in November 2014, USPS’ Board of Governors voted to appoint Brennan Postmaster General, officially succeeding Patrick R. Donahue.
What Does Postmaster General Do?
Similar to the CEO of any corporation, the Postmaster General is the executive leader of the United States Postal Service. In a nutshell, Brennan’s job as Postmaster General entails overseeing USPS’ core operations. She makes calls such as whether or not particular facilities remain open, and orders the decision to raise postage prices. In addition, she oversees all USPS employees and makes sure they receive wages and benefits. As Postmaster General, Brennan sits on USPS’ Board of Governors, and is also the official liaison between the US Government and the Postal Service.