King Assumes New Position

Barbara King takes oath
Barbara King takes oath

History was made on Friday, Februay 27, as Barbara J. King was installed as the first African American and first woman Postmaster at Savannah State University’s Jordan Business Auditorium. King was sworn in by Martin Thompson. After being installed, King told an eager crowd that she and her staff are committed to providing the best service to the community. King attended the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and has plans to continue her higher educationstudies in Savannah. She began her career with the Postal Service in 1985 as a Mail Processing Clerk. King’s detailed assignments included Supervisor, Distribution Operations, Customer Service Analyst, Operations Support Specialist, Delivery and Retail Analyst, Postmaster for Gardendale Alabama and Manager of Customer Services. King has served as acting postmaster in Savannah since March 2008.

She has also served as Quality Work Life Coordinator, Train the Trainer and Deployment Coordinator for Carrier Sequence Barcode Sorters, District Service Team Leader She has also been actively involved with Diversity initiatives, mentoring and developing employees in Birmingham and while OIC in Savannah, GA.

King is married with three sons and 4 lovely grandchildren. King says she is excited to be a part of the South Georgia District Team and looks forward to the challenge of moving Savannah forward. Her goals are to be active in community affairs, and provide the quality of service our customers expect and deserve.

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