Tom Samra is Vice President of Facilities for USPS. He assumed this role in November 2005, and brought over 31 years of experience in project development and facilities management to the Postal Service.
Duties and Responsibilities
As Vice President of Facilities, Samra reports to David Williams, USPS’ current Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. Samra’s role includes overseeing all the postal service properties, including 8,470 federally owned and 23,500 leased facilities. All in all, these facilities encompass over 273 million square feet! Samra oversees the planning, purchasing/sales, repairs, leasing, design, and construction of all facilities that contain postal operations. In addition, Samra oversees the day-to-day operating and administrative support for Postal Service Headquarters facilities.
Tom Samra’s Background
Born in Lebanon, Samra graduated from the Detroit Institute of Technology in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. Prior to joining the Postal Service, Samra served as Vice President of Real Estate Development and Material Management for the American Red Cross. He also managed the Red Cross’ biomedical upgrading program. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing the construction of 22 new facilities and renovating 80 existing ones. Those facilities account for collecting and processing 65% of the nation’s blood supply! Samra also brings experience in shipping to his role at USPS, having served as UPS‘ regional engineering manager in London.