Postal Updates

By Bill McAllister, Washington Correspondent

New head of stamp services to be named soon

April 14, 2015 07:54 AM

Mary-Anne Penner, a career postal employee and former stamp development manager, is expected to be named acting executive director of stamp services for the United States Postal Service, two sources have told Linn’s Stamp News.

Postmaster General Megan Brennan informed members of the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee of Penner’s selection during the panel’s meetings April 9-10, the sources said.

Penner will replace Cindy Tackett, also a career postal worker, who has served as acting director of stamp services for several months after the last stamp director, Susan McGowan, was moved to another assignment at Postal Service headquarters.

Asked to comment, David Partenheimer, Postal Service spokesman said: “At this time we have not made an official announcement regarding the future leadership of Stamp Services.”

Long a member of the stamp services staff, Tackett is retiring from the Postal Service in May.

Penner, who joined the Postal Service in 1984 as a craft employee, previously served as manager of stamp development and chief of staff for stamp services and corporate licensing, according to her Facebook page.

Since 1987 she has held various management positions at the Postal Service. Since May 2011 she has worked as manager of strategic account analytics.

She is a graduate of the University of Maryland where she earned a bachelor's degree in business management.

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