Thomas Day, Chief Sustainability Officer; United States Postal Service
Thomas Day was named Chief Sustainability Officer in June 2011. Day leads the USPS effort of being a sustainability leader by creating a culture of conservation throughout the Postal Service and leading the adoption of sustainable business practices. Day reports to Ronald A. Stroman, Deputy Postmaster General. In addition to his responsibilities at the U.S. Postal Service, Day also served as the former Chairman of the Standards Board for the Universal Postal Union.
Working closely with Network Operations, Delivery and Post Office Operations, Facilities, Supply Management, a variety of vendors and the mailing industry, Day's group sets policies and assists implementation in areas of Environmental Compliance, Sustainability, and Energy Initiatives.
Prior to serving in this role, Day was senior vice president, Intelligent Mail and Address Quality (2007-2011) and senior vice president, Government Relations (2005-2007). From 2001-2005, Day was vice president, Engineering. In this capacity, he oversaw development of all engineering efforts involving automation and operations, building and equipment maintenance, and the Postal Service's award-winning environmental program.
During his 28-year Postal Service career, Day developed a solid operations background from various assignments in delivery, distribution, and logistics, including service as district manager of the Southeast New England District from 1996 to 2000. He is a third-generation employee who entered the Postal Service as a management associate in the Northeast Region in 1984 following five years' service as an officer in the U.S. Army.
Day is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering in 1978. He represented the Postal Service as a Sloan Fellow at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, where he earned a master of science degree in management in 1996.