On October 16, 2019, the United States Postal Service® announced the retirement of Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan. Her retirement will be effective on January 31, 2020.
The advance notice of her retirement will allow the Board of Governors time to conduct their search for the 75th Postmaster General and ensure a seamless transition.
Brennan is the 74th Postmaster General and the first woman to serve in this role. Prior to assuming this position on February 1, 2015, Brennan served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the Postal Service™, as well as Vice President of both Eastern Area and Northeast Area Operations. She began her career with the USPS® three decades ago as a letter carrier in Lancaster, PA.
“Megan Brennan is a devoted public servant who has helped lead the United States Postal Service through some very challenging circumstances,” said Robert M. Duncan, Chairman of the Board of Governors in a recent press release. “The Governors greatly appreciate her leadership and devotion to the Postal Service.”
“She has been a strong advocate for postal employees and customers. We especially appreciate her recent leadership of the Postal Service’s efforts to make significant changes to the international mail system and level the playing field for American businesses,” said Duncan.
Since serving her role as Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer, Brennan has continued to invest in the future of the Postal Service by pushing advanced technological and customer-centric strategies.