PMG Pat Donahoe has announced that a serious health condition has forced Chief Information Officer (CIO) Ellis Burgoyne to take a leave of absence.
While Burgoyne recovers, Donahoe has appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Joe Corbett to temporarily fill the CIO position.
Donahoe said Corbett’s executive skills make him a good choice to temporarily assume Burgoyne’s responsibilities. “I have great faith in Joe’s executive ability,” he said. “I believe he will be able to maintain the excellent momentum Ellis has built within his group as CIO.”
Finance and Planning VP Steve Masse will become the CFO during this period. Masse, with 25 years of experience in providing financial management and leadership services to successful business operations, joined the Postal Service in 2009. “Steve has been involved in every major planning effort and business decision over the past three years,” said Donahoe. “He is a valued advisor and contributor.”
Donahoe noted the two officers are well qualified to meet the requirements of their temporary positions. “Given the financial challenges we face, it’s a testament to both Joe and Steve that we can make this transition at this time and with such great confidence, said the PMG.
Finally, Cynthia Sanchez-Hernandez, currently manager, Finance and Planning, will take over as Acting Finance and Planning VP. “Cynthia has done a remarkable job,” Donahoe said. “She was integrally involved in the development of the Five-Year Business Plan and is currently working to develop the 2013 Integrated Financial Plan. She is well positioned to assume this new interim role.”
Ellis Burgoyne was named CIO and executive vice president in 2010. The Postal Service’s CIO oversees its data systems and is responsible for the development of new products to meet changing customer needs. “The CIO function is vitally important to the success of our organization,” Donahoe said. “It is integral to everything we do and drives some of our most important initiatives.”