Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan has announced her plans to retire soon from the Postal Service.
In a statement released by the agency, Brennan plans to step down effective at the end of January 2020.
“When I was appointed Postmaster General, I made a commitment to the Board of Governors that I would serve for five years and it has been my absolute honor to do so,” said Brennan. “I feel a deep responsibility to this organization and to its future. The advance notice of my retirement will allow the Board adequate time to conduct an executive search, select the next Postmaster General, and ensure a seamless transition.”
“In the months to come, the Governors will conduct a nationwide search for the 75th Postmaster General of the United States, while continuing to work with Postmaster General Brennan through a successful holiday season and a seamless transition in leadership,” said Robert M. Duncan, Chairman of the Board of Governors.
Brennan is the 74th Postmaster General and previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the Postal Service for four years, and held prior roles as Vice President of both Eastern Area and Northeast Area Operations. She began her career at the agency as a letter carrier in Lancaster, PA.