3 New VPs at USPS

Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer, Megan J. Brennan, has announced the following leadership changes: Jeffrey (Jeff) C. Johnson has been named Vice President, Enterprise Analytics, effective July 20. He has been acting in this role since January 19, 2019. Jeff has successfully championed our Informed Mobility initiative and is continuing to lead efforts to bring artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to the organization. Pritha N. Mehra has been named Vice President, Information Technology (IT), effective July 20. She has been acting in this role since January 19, 2019. Pritha will lead the Postal Service’s Computer Operations, IT Applications and Solutions Development, Ente

IMAG Executive Director Quoted on New Rate Order

Executive Director Kate Muth said IMAG supports the new rate order and expressed the association’s hope that the U.S. Postal Service will finalize the prices well in advance of the minimum 15-day requirement. Muth’s comments were featured in July 18 story by Bloomberg Government. “It has been extremely difficult for IMAG members to plan for a potential withdrawal from the UPU, put contingency plans in place, and try to budget for new rates while not knowing what those rates will be or whether the U.S. will have access to the UPU network and documentation,” Muth said. To read the article, titled “New Postal Rates Help Level Global Commerce, Trump Official Says,” click here.

IMAG Member John Callan on USO

“The Postal Service continues to fulfill its ‘mission’ to provide the nation with reliable, affordable, and universal mail service,” IMAG member John Callan of Ursa Major Associates writes in a recent post on the Consumer Postal Council’s website. He calls for the U.S. Postal Service to define the universal service obligation, with support from the Postal Regulatory Commission, the USPS Office of the Inspector General, Government Accountability Office, and the stakeholder community. To read the article, “Fix the Postal Service Before It Goes Broke,” click here.

Asendia and Globegistics Move toward Full Integration

Asendia USA and Globegistics have moved closer to toward the goal of becoming fully integrated as Asendia USA by the end of 2019. Effective July 1, 2019, Globegistics will begin rolling out its new Asendia USA name and brand with co-branding period that will run through the end of 2019. As of January 1, 2020, Globegistics will be fully transitioned into the Asendia USA team. Also effective July 1, 2019, Rob DiVincenzo, President & CEO of Globegistics, will join Asendia USA’s management team as CEO. Michael Hastings, Asendia USA’s outgoing CEO and one of the original owners of the company since its founding in 1986 as Brokers Worldwide, will remain as Asendia USA Chairman and a member of the

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