You are cordially invited to attend an IN-PERSON event on the topic of
Transforming the United States Postal Service
75th Postmaster General of the United States and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Postal Service
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
4:45 – 6:00 PM EST
The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
Marlatt Mansion, Commodore Barry Room
Getting to campus
Please note that this event is strictly off the record and will take place in person only.
About the U.S. Postal Service
The U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation: nearly 165 million residences, businesses, and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products, and services to fund its operations.
With more than 33,000 retail locations and one of the most frequently visited websites in the federal government, usps.com, the Postal Service had an annual operating revenue of more than $78.5 billion for 2022 and delivers 44 percent of the world’s mail. With more than 635,000 employees, the Postal Service is one of the nation’s largest employers and has one of the world’s largest computer networks.
The Postal Service makes deliveries by trucks, planes, boats, and even mule trains. It has its own law enforcement arm, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and regularly cooperates with the Pentagon, emergency management, and other federal agencies.
About the Speaker
Louis DeJoy is the 75th Postmaster General of the United States and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Postal Service. He was appointed by the organization’s Board of Governors and began his tenure in June 2020. In his role as Postmaster General, DeJoy also serves as a member of the Board of Governors.
Before joining the Postal Service, DeJoy spent more than 35 years growing and managing a successful nationwide logistics company.
DeJoy is committed to ensuring that the Postal Service can continue to fulfill its public service mission and maintain financial sustainability well into the future. He is leading this effort through Delivering for America, the organization’s 10-year improvement plan.
Previously, as chairman and chief executive officer of New Breed Logistics, DeJoy spent decades in collaboration with the Postal Service, Boeing, Verizon, Disney, United Technologies and other public and private companies to provide supply chain logistics, program management and transportation support. New Breed Logistics was a contractor to the Postal Service for more than 25 years, supplying logistics support for multiple processing facilities. The company received Quality Supplier Awards from the Postal Service on four separate occasions.
In 2014, New Breed merged with XPO Logistics, with DeJoy serving as chief executive officer of XPO Logistics’ supply chain business in the Americas before his retirement in December 2015. He then joined the company’s board of directors, where he served until 2018.
DeJoy is a member of the board of trustees at Elon University in North Carolina. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Stetson University in Florida.
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