Board of Governors Announces Selection of New PMG
The Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service announced yesterday it unanimously selected Louis DeJoy to serve as the 75th Postmaster General of the United States and Chief Executive Officer, making him the fifth PMG to join the Postal Service from the private sector since 1971.
DeJoy, a North Carolina businessman with 35+ years experience, is currently in charge of fundraising for the Republican National Convention in Charlotte. According to the release, as Chairman and CEO of New Breed Logistics, he spent decades collaborating with the Postal Service and other public and private companies providing supply chain logistics, program management and transportation support.
Robert M. Duncan, chairman of the Board of Governors said in a statement, “Louis DeJoy understands the critical public service role of the United States Postal Service, and the urgent need to strengthen it for future generations.”
DeJoy’s appointment comes upon the retirement of Megan Brennan, the nation’s 74th Postmaster General, who announced her intent to step down in October 2019, at which point the Board of Governors began their extensive nationwide search. DeJoy is expected to begin serving in his new role effective June 15th.