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.