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PCC Leadership Awards presented

USPS leaders gather at the awards ceremony with representatives from the Northeast Florida Postal Customer Council, the winner of the PCC of the Year Award for a large market. From left are Chief Customer and Marketing Officer Jakki Krage Strako, Nathan King and Dina Kessler of Northeast Florida PCC, Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan, Deputy Postmaster General Ron Stroman, General Counsel Tom Marshall, Chief Financial Officer Joe Corbett and Chief Human Resources Officer Isaac Cronkhite.

USPS recently honored several Postal Customer Councils (PCCs) and their members for their work to strengthen relationships between the Postal Service and business mailers.

The PCC Leadership Awards were presented during a ceremony July 30 in Washington, DC.

“We are honored to recognize the best practices of PCCs nationwide each year with these highly coveted leadership awards. The PCC network continues to be one of the best ways for the Postal Service and the mailing industry to partner and grow the mail together,” said Industry Engagement and Outreach Manager Judy de Torok.

In the PCC of the year award category, the winners were the Northeast Florida PCC (large market) and the Wisconsin-based Greater Madison Area PCC (small market).

The Greater Charlotte PCC, based in North Carolina, received the mentor of the year award, while the Oregon-based Greater Portland PCC was the winner in the up-and-comer category.

Tennessee District Manager Chris Alexander was named district manager of the year for his work with the Memphis Area PCC and the Nashville Middle Tennessee PCC.

In other categories, awards were given at the gold, silver and bronze levels.

The industry member of the year awards, which go to individual business customers, honored Joseph Banks, San Diego PCC (gold); John Leininger, Upstate PCC of Greater South Carolina (silver); and Cathy Rupard, Central Missouri PCC (bronze).

The postal member of the year awards, which honor USPS employees who work with PCCs, went to Suncoast District Mailing Standards Specialist Georg-Anne Gargaliatsis (gold); Rochester, NY, Postmaster Martin Siminski (silver); and Baltimore Postmaster Le Gretta Ross-Rawlins (bronze).

The PCCs recognized in other categories were Tampa Bay Suncoast PCC (gold, innovation), Greater Boston PCC (silver, innovation) and Greater Dallas PCC (bronze, innovation); Northern Virginia Metro PCC (gold, communication), Sacramento PCC (silver, communication) and Northeast Florida PCC (bronze, communication); Central Missouri PCC (gold, education), Sacramento PCC (silver, education) and Providence PCC (bronze, education); Santa Ana District PCC (gold, membership), Northern Virginia Metro PCC (silver, membership) and Greater Baltimore PCC (bronze, membership).

Also recognized for their outstanding contributions were the area PCC coordinators: Brian Corley, Capital Metro Area; Ray Staub, Eastern Area; Linda Bergeland, Great Lakes Area; Laura Ambrogio, Northeast Area; Mohoa Ha, Pacific Area; Torie Miles, Southern Area; and Debbie Stoops, Western Area.

In addition to receiving awards during the ceremony, this year’s winners will be showcased during National PCC Week, which will be held from Sept. 23-27.

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