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Officers resume duties following pandemic service

Chief Information Officer Kristin Seaver served as incident commander for the COVID-19 Response Command.

The Postal Service is transitioning its COVID-19 Response Command team back into the organization’s leadership structure.

The team was established in March to manage the Postal Service’s comprehensive response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“As we transition our response to life and work beyond the curve, the level of activity and focus required of the COVID-19 Response Command structure has shifted from the urgency of response to ongoing operations in a world with COVID-19,” Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan wrote in a memo last week.

The five officers who were part of the group have returned to their regular duties and now serve as the lead points of contact for the coronavirus response as part of their official duties.

The officers, their titles and their COVID-19 area of responsibilities are:

  • Kristin Seaver, chief information officer (executive leadership team coordination)
  • Simon Storey, employee resource management vice president (employee support)
  • Joshua Colin, acting processing and maintenance operations vice president (operational coordination)
  • Mark Guilfoil, supply management vice president (supply chain)
  • Steve Monteith, marketing vice president (customer outreach)

Janice Walker, corporate communications vice president, will continue to coordinate all communications related to the pandemic, while David Ellis, managing counsel, will continue to coordinate all legal concerns on behalf of the general counsel’s office.

Additionally, several executives who filled in for the officers have now returned to their duties: Scott Bombaugh, engineering systems vice president; Jeffrey Becker, international operations executive director; Linda DeCarlo, safety manager; Karen Pompanella, commercial products and services manager; Tom Foti, product management executive director; and Shahpour Ashaari, engineering software and testing director.