Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Tacoma's New Postmaster Will Address Luncheon

Suzanne Chaille, who was appointed Postmaster for Tacoma last month, will address the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber's City Center Luncheon this Friday. Chaille previously served as Postmaster for Auburn since October 2005, and was Officer-In-Charge for Tacoma since August 2006. She succeeds John Lee, who transferred to Beaverton (OR) as Postmaster.

Chaille is expected to update attendees of the U.S. Postal Service's intention to lease a new retail facility downtown and put the federal agency's historic downtown building up for sale.

Chaille began her postal career as a Clerk/Carrier in Alliance, OH in 1973. She subsequently served the U.S. Postal Service in Florida, Arizona, and California. In 1993 she was appointed Postmaster for San Jose (CA) and in 1998 District Manager, Marketing in Atlanta, GA.

Chaille has a BA in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Operational Research, both from California State University. She attended a three-year Advanced Business Administration Program at Arizona State University and completed the Executive Leadership program at Duke University. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at DeVry University in Federal Way teaching classes in Financial and Managerial Accounting and Business Finance.

1 comment:

  1. Here's an issue everyone who cares about downtown Tacoma needs to watch very closely.

    The downtown post office brings more visitors downtown than perhaps any other entity and has over 1900 post office boxes rented.

    Communities usually oppose the closure of their post office.

    Tacomans should oppose the closure of current post office downtown unless they are guaranteed that there is another one as centrally located within a block or two. A post office at any further distance would be quite detrimental to downtown.

    Businesses locate and stay downtown because of the easy access to their post office.

    Office workers are not going to walk far to have their mail handled.

    Also, see the article on the Tacoma post office issue.