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David Williams

MEMBER SINCE: 2019

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David E. Williams was named chief logistics and processing operations officer, and executive vice president in August 2020. He leads the logistics and processing operations to become the most efficient and high performing mail and package processing and transportation network in the nation. He reports to the Postmaster General. Williams has responsibility for the day-to-day activities of 135,000 career employees working throughout 308 logistics and processing facilities. Reporting to Williams are the vice presidents of Logistics, and Processing and Maintenance Operations, and two regional vice presidents. Previously, Williams served as chief operating officer and executive vice president, with responsibility for mail processing, networks, maintenance, delivery, and retail operations, as well as facilities. Before that, Williams served as vice president, Network Operations. This role encompassed responsibility for the national network of 303 mail processing and distribution centers and automation initiatives. He also had responsibility for Logistics and International Operations. Williams also served as vice president, Engineering and managed all engineering and development efforts focused on internal processes, including building and equipment maintenance programs and policies. He directed all engineering and acquisition support functions, including the design and development of new automation, material handling systems and vehicles. Throughout his postal career, Williams has served in numerous field, area and headquarters positions, including manager, Processing Operations. In that role, he led his team to superior performance for several years. His incorporation of lean six sigma practices and deployment of “Closing the Gap Strategies” resulted in mail processing work-hour reductions never before experienced. Williams’ breakthrough work in using information to help drive and support the field’s record-setting service achievements is noteworthy.

History of Employment

Position
Division
Organization
Start
End
Distinguished Visiting Professor
Schar School of Public Policy
George Mason Unversity
2016
Present
Former Vice Chairman
Board of Governors
US Postal Service
2018
2020
Inspector General
Office of Inspector General
US Postal Service
2003
2016
Deputy Assistant Administrator
Transportation Security Administration
Department of Homeland Security
2002
2003
Inspector General
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
US Treasury
2000
2002
Inspector General
Office of Inspector General
US Treasury
1998
2000
Inspector General
Office of Inspector General
Social Security Administration
1996
1998
Inspector General
Office of Inspector General
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
1989
1996
Director
Office of Special Investigations
General Accountability Office
1986
1989
Director,
Office of Inspector General
US Department of Labor
1979
1986
Special Agent
US Secret Service
US Treasury
1975
1979
Special Agent
US Army
1967
1970
Primary Policy Areas

Criminal Justice/Justice, Government Operations/Innovation, Health Care, Homeland Security, National Security, Pensions, Taxes

Primary Sector of Expertise

Federal

Primary Functions

Academic Faculty, Data Analytics, Organizational Structure/Design/Development, Performance Measurement, Risk Management, Strategic Planning