Susan Brownell was formerly Vice President of Supply Management for USPS. She assumed this role in March of 2006, and has worked for the Postal Service since 1991. She retired from the Postal Service on March 29, 2019.
Duties and Responsibilities
As Vice President of Supply Management, Brownell reported to Joseph Corbett, USPS’ current Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. Her main role was managing the Postal Service’s supplier relationships. This was no small task; USPS supplies account for over $12 billion in expenditures and $6 billion in inventory! In addition, Brownell led the Supply Management team in implementing best practices for supply chain management. This included strategies such as managing inventory more efficiently, strengthening supplier relationships, strategic sourcing, general process improvement, and more.
Susan Brownell’s Background
Susan Brownell graduated from the Catholic University of America with a bachelor’s degree. She also obtained an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from the Florida Institute of Technology. There, she concentrated her studies on acquisition and contracts management. She joined USPS in 1991 after working for the Department of the Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command. Prior to assuming her role as VP of Supply Management, Brownell served as Manager of Mail Equipment Portfolio. There, she aided nationwide postal operations by obtaining state of the art technology for automated mail processing, material handling, and material transport equipment.