Monday, November 22, 2010

Pittsburgh Native to be New Postmaster General

Reporter Bill Toland of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette pens, "In two weeks, Mr. Patrick Donahoe, now the deputy postmaster general and chief operating officer of the U.S. Postal Service, will take over for longtime Postmaster General John E. Potter, who has held the position since 2001 and who is retiring Dec. 3."

Bill points out, "Were he running a Fortune 500 company -- supervising 700,000 employees, collecting billions in annual revenue -- Patrick Donahoe might well be a household name by now. And if the year were, say, 1935, Mr. Donahoe might well be known as one of the country's top politicians. But in 2010, Mr. Donahoe's promotion to the position of United States postmaster general will go unnoticed by most casual news observers -- except, probably, by friends and family in his hometown of Pittsburgh."

He goes on to say, "Donahoe entered the Postal Service as a clerk. Later he was put in charge of the service's local vehicle maintenance division, then elevated to vice president of the Allegheny Area Operation, a delivery zone that includes parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. He has been working out of Washington since 2000, serving first as senior vice president of human resources, then senior VP of operations."

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM