The Megan J. Brennan Award for Excellence is presented to an individual in the postal, delivery and logistics industries who embodies the leadership traits well demonstrated by Megan J. Brennan during her tenure as Postmaster General of the United States Postal Service.
The recipient must have proven leadership skills:
- Appreciation for the employees of an organization. Megan Brennan’s affinity for the employees of the Postal Service was a constant in the five years that she was Postmaster General. She viewed every decision through the lens of the impact on the people, the men and women of the Postal Service. She took every opportunity to meet with employees, frequently at their work locations, to provide a state of the business, to hear from them and to field questions.
- Ability to work collaboratively. Megan demonstrated the ability to build consensus and to forge areas of agreement for collaboration while understanding and respecting where there were areas of disagreement.
- Ability to look at problems and opportunities holistically. Megan is very big on the promotion of education, reading, study and thought leadership. She had the ability to look at problems holistically and then peel back the onion to understand the impact of decisions across the organization and the industry.
The WILDS Board of Directors will make the selection.
Women in Logistics & Delivery Services (WILDS) is a nonprofit organization created to promote women’s leadership in the postal and delivery industries. The organization provides networking, mentoring and training opportunities to address issues that women in these industries regularly face.
WILDS provides opportunities for its members to interact with other women in the postal, logistics and delivery industries through education and training programs, as well as social events. The WILDS’ mentoring program intends to match experienced women leaders with newer members of the industry, providing them a comfortable arrangement to ask questions, solicit advice and learn from each other.
WILDS members span a broad range of backgrounds and experience. They come from both the private sector and government; from the top levels of management to women just beginning their careers. See our membership page for more information.