Louis DeJoy Wiki – Biography
Louis DeJoy is an American businessman and Republican Party, fundraiser. He was appointed in May 2020 by the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service (USPS) to serve as the 75th United States Postmaster General and chief executive officer (CEO).
According to Federal Election Commission records obtained by NPR DeJoy is a longtime Republican and a Trump campaign donor who has contributed over $1.2 million to the Trump Victory Fund and millions to various Republican Party candidates and organizations.
DeJoy is testifying on August 24, before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, where he is expected to address many of the changes implemented at USPS since he was appointed.
He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Stetson University in Central Florida.
DeJoy is the 75th United States Postmaster General and chief executive officer (CEO).
DeJoy was CEO of High Point, North Carolina-based New Breed Logistics from 1983 to 2014, and retired after his company was acquired by Connecticut-based freight transporter, XPO Logistics, for a reported $615 million. Following that acquisition, he served as CEO of XPO’s supply chain business in North America until his retirement in 2015 and was appointed to a strategic role on XPO Logistics’ board of directors where he served until 2018.
At the time of his naming as Postmaster General, he was president of LDJ Global Strategies, a Greensboro, North Carolina-based boutique firm with interests in real estate, private equity, consulting, and project management.
Louis DeJoy Age
Louis DeJoy is 63 years old. He was born on June 20, 1957, in Brooklyn, New York, United States.
DeJoy is married to Aldona Wos, a Polish-American physician and former Ambassador to Estonia during the George W. Bush Administration. Since 2017, Wos has served as the Vice-Chair of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. The couple has two children and resides next to the Greensboro Country Golf Course in the Irving Park Historic District in Greensboro, North Carolina.[
DeJoy’s appointment has been met with some criticism by Democrats who are concerned about the politicization of the government agency in an election year when voting by mail will be more important than ever. DeJoy took office on June 15, 2020.
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Many critics voiced their concerns with the decision. Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter: “GOP is naming a political operative with no USPS experience as the Postmaster-General right before an election where millions of people will try to vote by mail to save their own lives. They are eroding our democracy and crushing our public institutions before our very eyes.”
GOP is naming a political operative with no USPS experience as the Postmaster General right before an election where millions of people will try to vote by mail to save their own lives.
They are eroding our democracy and crushing our public institutions before our very eyes. https://t.co/HBOCp1LKTU
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 7, 2020
Since his appointment, DeJoy has made major changes to the postal service, including cutting back on overtime costs and delaying delivery of late-arriving mail. On Friday, August 7, the postal service announced an overhaul of its key leadership figures in what’s been dubbed a “Friday Night Massacre” by critics on social media. According to the Washington Post, 23 executives were reassigned or displaced in a move that’s seen by analysts as strengthening power around DeJoy and which “de-emphasizes decades of institutional postal knowledge.”
As CBS News reported, DeJoy is testifying on August 24, before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, where he is expected to address many of the changes implemented at USPS since he was appointed.
Louis DeJoy’s net worth is unclear.