Direct Line Blog

Potter tells 'Post' that retirement age is his reason for stepping down

Share this article:

Outgoing Postmaster General John Potter told The Washington Post yesterday that hitting the retirement age for federal employees was his main motivator for deciding to retire on December 3.

Another interesting tidbit: After Potter retires, and now-Deputy Postmaster General and COO Patrick Donahoe moves into his office, Donahoe's two roles will be divided between two people to be named later.

Interestingly, the leaders of two major postal unions expressed contrasting views of the choice of Donahoe to succeed Potter. William Burrus, the outgoing president of the American Postal Workers Union, said Donahoe was “the architect” of cost-cutting at the organization, while Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, said Donahoe is “committed to working with the postal unions.”

Share this article:
You must be a registered member of Direct Marketing News to post a comment.
close

Next Article in Direct Line Blog

Sign up to our newsletters

Latest Jobs:


Company of the week

Data Services, Inc. meets the needs of today's data-driven marketer by providing front-end database management and data analytics platforms alongside our expertise in global contact data quality, database building and ongoing maintenance that comes with our 45+ years in business.


Find out more here »

More in Direct Line Blog

The USTA's Strategy to Ace the Customer Experience

The USTA's Strategy to Ace the Customer Experience

The US Open may be the organization's centerpiece, but its CX strategy is a year-round endeavor.

One Town That Will Track You Down

One Town That Will Track You Down

Chicago is outfitting its streets with censors that track traffic patterns and cell phone usage. Hey, can you get Wi-Fi widdat?

Gaming Companies Excel at Engaging GenY

Gaming Companies Excel at Engaging GenY

Connecting with millennials isn't as hard as marketers think, and these companies are proving it.