Wednesday | June 15, 2005


Day to replace retiring Moden as Sr. V.P. Government Relations

Three other officer appointments announced, GR realigned



        Tom Day                 Ralph Moden          Henry Pankey         Walt O’Tormey         Ellis Burgoyne           Doug Tulino


Postmaster General Jack Potter today announced four officer appointments — Tom Day as Senior Vice President, Government Relations; Walt O’Tormey as Vice President, Engineering; Ellis Burgoyne as Vice President, Delivery and Retail, and Doug Tulino as Vice President, Labor Relations. Day replaces Ralph Moden, who is retiring after a distinguished career spanning more than 34 years of government service.


As part of a realignment of Government Relations, Emergency Preparedness will report to Government Relations. Henry Pankey will continue to serve as Vice President, Emergency Preparedness.


As Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Moden guided USPS efforts as Civil Service Retirement System legislation made its way through Congress. In his previous position as Vice President, Strategic Planning, Moden’s team was responsible for developing the Transformation Plan — guiding three years of success by bringing intense strategic focus to all USPS efforts. 


Day, who began his postal career in 1984 as a management associate in the Northeast Region, has served as Vice President, Engineering, since February 2001. Following the anthrax attacks, Day and his staff developed the Emergency Preparedness Plan, which has been praised for its comprehensive approach to bio-terrorism in the mail. He also was a key architect of the Biohazard Detection System, which has added a significant level of protection to plant employees.


Day’s solid operational background includes various delivery, distribution and logistics assignments including District Manager, Southeast New England District.


In his new role, Day will be a member of the Executive Committee and report to the Office of the Postmaster General. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, served five years as a U.S. Army officer, and represented USPS as a Sloan Fellow at Stanford University, earning a master’s degree in management.


O’Tormey joined USPS in 1966 as a distribution clerk in Philadelphia. He held several supervisory and management positions in Operations and as Distribution Systems Officer, was responsible for Eastern Region automation implementation. As manager, Systems Integration Support, he helped develop the remote encoding center network. He received the first Board of Governors award in 1996. O’Tormey most recently served as manager, Processing Operations, working to improve letter mail efficiency, place more emphasis on flat mail programs and better handle equipment cost control. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Josephs University, Philadelphia.


As Vice President for Delivery and Retail, Ellis Burgoyne is responsible for retail, delivery and vehicle operations for more than 37,000 Post Offices, stations and branches, including retail service equipment and retail access channels. Burgoyne’s USPS career began in 1978 as a letter carrier in Inglewood, CA. He most recently served as District Manager, Colorado-Wyoming District.


New Vice President for Labor Relations Doug Tulino was chief USPS spokesperson during negotiations with the National Association of Letter Carriers and has been a national bargaining team participant for more than 10 years. He has held a variety of positions in Labor Relations and Operations during his 24-year postal career and most recently served as manager, Labor Relations Policy and Programs. 


“Join me in offering your full support and cooperation to Tom, Walt, Ellis and Doug as we welcome them to their new assignments, and as we thank Ralph for his dedication to the Postal Service,” Potter said.