PMG Potter Names Cochrane and Betman to VP Positions

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Postmaster General Jack Potter today announced the appointment of Jim Cochrane as Vice President of Ground Shipping and Mitzi Betman as Vice President of Corporate Communications.

Both have been acting in their respective positions for several months, and each has done an outstanding job during that time,” Potter said.

As Vice President of Ground Shipping, Cochrane is responsible for developing products and programs that will improve profitability and customer value while leveraging pricing freedoms made possible by the Postal Act of 2006.
 
“Jim’s previous experience as Manager of Package Services, Product Development, and his Sales background uniquely position him to understand customers’ needs in this market. His extensive prior experience in operations including Manager of the Capital District will be beneficial in developing customer solutions that align with operational capabilities ensuring efficiency, world-class service and profits,” said Potter.

Cochrane is a graduate of American University with a master of public administration from the School of Public Affairs. He reports to Shipping and Mailing Services President Robert Bernstock.

As Vice President, Corporate Communications, Betman is responsible for all internal and external communications for the Postal Service, including media relations, design and brand equity, video production and photography, speechwriting and community relations.

Betman most recently served as Director, Operations Planning and Strategies, in the office of the Deputy PMG and Chief Operating Officer. There she performed the duties of chief of staff and principal executive for implementation and coordination of national postal operations plans and strategies.

“Mitzi’s strong operational, field, and corporate experience, and connection with our customer base, lend themselves well to shaping our corporate messages internally and externally,” Potter said.

Mitzi holds a bachelor of science degree in business management from the University of Maryland University College and a master of public administration degree from American University. She reports to Customer Relations Senior Vice President Stephen Kearney.

11 thoughts on “PMG Potter Names Cochrane and Betman to VP Positions

  1. We can not have enough vice presidents. Potter announces a freeze and hires 12 more. Including two more SENIOR vice presidents. They are special and really get the mail moving.

  2. The reason the Postal Service is in the HOLE is because 75% of the bodies at Headquarters are VP’s and they are making more VP’s each day.

    HOW MANY VP’s does one organization need, at these extraordinary salaries? Their salaries would keep several working employee’s in a job.
    Employees who do the WORK.

  3. The reason the Postal Service is in the HOLE is because 75% of the bodies at Headquarters are VP’s and they are making more VP’s each day.

    HOW MANY VP’s does one organization need, at these extraordinary salaries? Their salaries would keep several working employee’s in a job.
    Employees who do the WORK.

  4. The reason the Postal Service is in the HOLE is because 75% of the bodies at Headquarters are VP’s and they are making more VP’s each day.

    HOW MANY VP’s does one organization need, at these extraordinary salaries? Their salaries would keep several working employee’s in a job.
    Employees who do the WORK.

  5. The reason the Postal Service is in the HOLE is because 75% of the bodies at Headquarters are VP’s and they are making more VP’s each day.

    HOW MANY VP’s does one organization need, at these extraordinary salaries? Their salaries would keep several working employee’s in a job.
    Employees who do the WORK.

  6. Funny, we have one VP for the US, and 30 or 40 for the USPS. The one for the US makes less and is mostly hidden in a secure location. The ones for the USPS do less, get paid more, and are as untouchable.

    GOD, you just have to love this place. When I started work here 25 years ago, people told me that it just didnt get any better then this. I thought they meant it was a really good job. To my sorrow, they meant It Does Not Get Any Better.

  7. wow they been in their positions several months and they get promoted. several months is how many days? bs jobs!

  8. Potter simply has too much power and has proven himself to be incompetent.

    He is still far better than Carvin Marvin Runyon, but that’s not saying much. But it is worth noting that as poor of a job as Potter is doing, they could always replace him with someone even dumber… Since I left, the PO’s theme should be “Dumb and Dumber”.

  9. This big bloated piece of crap is just like my boat. Only we had a band to play while we went down. Oh wait…..Just appointed: Vice President of Bands.

  10. Here we go again. What happened to “positions are frozen”. Lies, lies, and more lies from management. What we need is a VP of truth; but then a major actor in a movie said “the truth, you can’t handle the truth”. We are on the high road (no expressway) to being privatized.

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