Postal Service CFO Corbett filling in as chief information officer


The U.S. Postal Service is reporting some temporary upper-management turnover stemming from its chief information officer’s illness.

Because of a “serious health issue,” Ellis Burgoyne won’t be returning full-time to his job as CIO before October, Postmaster General Pat Donahoe wrote in a June 20 memo included in a filing today with the Postal Regulatory Commission. In the meantime, Chief Financial Officer Joe Corbett has taken over as acting CIO, while Steve Masse—previously vice president for finance and operations—is subbing for Corbett as acting CFO, according to the filing. Taking Masse’s place: Cynthia Sanchez-Hernandez, who has served as headquarters finance manager.

And for those who may be wondering about the transferability of a CFO’s skill set to an information technology portfolio,  Donahoe has this to say:

“I have great faith in Joe’s executive ability and I believe he will be able to maintain the excellent momentum Ellis has built within his group as CIO. Also, I believe strongly in the value of broadening the management experiences of our executives, and this move creates such an opportunity for Joe.”


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  1. sue vandegenachte on

    Thank God for another Upper Management position. Pretty soon there will be NO people who acturally touch the mail for our customers. These people are Clerks, Mailhandlers and Carriers. We are the ones losing our jobs. If you do not handle the mail you should be out the door before any Clerk, Mailhandler or Carrier is. The Post Office is the poster child of Poor Management.

  2. Why a fill in? Donahoe earn your pay and do the job by yourself. After all you apply this reasoning to bargaining unit employees when we need more help to service our customers at the window.
    Hmmm, qualification…. Are you qualified to tell the truth?

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