By: Editorial Staff
Former Postal Service COO
William J. Henderson, chief operating officer and executive vice president of the U.S. Postal Service, was named the 71st Postmaster General of the United States, effective May 16.
Henderson succeeds Marvin Runyon, who announced in January that he will return to the private sector after six years in the post.
“In Bill Henderson, we have a man who is no stranger to the Postal Service and the mailing industry,” said Sam Winters, chairman of the Postal Service Board of Governors. The board announced its selection May 12.
Henderson is the first postmaster general to come from within the agency’s ranks in the past 12 years. He began his career as a management trainee in 1972.
Henderson said, “I am deeply honored and look forward to serving our nation further and addressing the ongoing challenges of competitiveness, new technology and high-quality service for our customers in leading the U.S. Postal Service.”
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