John T. Edgar was named vice president of Information Technology in January 2011. He is responsible for directing the design, development and delivery of IT systems and services to the U.S. Postal Service’s lines of business. This includes leading eight customer-facing IT portfolios in determining customer requirements and ensuring IT provides technology leadership and support to the organization. In addition, Edgar leads the IT Business Solutions Services organization for national systems development and support. Working with other elements of the IT organization, Edgar ensures the development of policies, procedures, programs and standards to support these functions. He reports to the chief information officer and executive vice president.
Prior to this appointment, Edgar was vice president of Information Technology Solutions from September 2009 until January 2011. He was also the manager, Corporate IT Portfolios, responsible for the development and implementation of information technology solutions for all lines of business in the Postal Service. He led the IT organization’s efforts to enable the implementation of Full Service, an integrated series of systems that gives major mailers the ability to take advantage of Intelligent Mail Barcode technology and provides end-to-end visibility of their mail pieces. Currently, he is leading the efforts to fully modernize USPS.com and its suite of supporting application and services for consumers and small businesses.
Edgar joined the Postal Service in 2001 and has held several other key management positions in the IT organization, including serving as the enterprise architect for USPS where he led the definition and implementation of standardized IT support services and the initial implementation of the USPS Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW). Prior to working for the Postal Service, he had 15 years of consulting experience with various government and commercial clients.
Edgar received a Postmaster General Award for key contributions to the organization and was a Government Computer News Technology Leadership Award winner in 2008.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University and is a licensed professional engineer in Virginia.