Rising to the top

Here’s a look at some recent changes in the Postal Service’s leadership ranks:

Richard Acker was named field labor relations operations senior director, a newly created position at USPS headquarters in Washington, DC. He previously served as contract compliance manager.

Gail Hendrix was named field human resources senior director at headquarters. She previously served as learning and development director.

• Boston Postmaster Leroy Middleton Jr. was named Philadelphia’s acting Postmaster. Fort Lauderdale, FL, Postmaster David C. Guiney was named Boston’s acting Postmaster, while Pompano Beach, FL, Postmaster Michael V. Vecchitto was named Fort Lauderdale’s acting officer in charge.

Taunya Lewis, distribution operations manager at the South Suburban Processing and Distribution Center in Illinois, was named the Detroit Network Distribution Center’s acting plant manager.

Jill Miniard was named Atlantic Area’s field labor relations director. She previously served as Eastern Area’s labor relations manager.

Phyllis O’Neil-McInnis and Charisse Newberry were named field human resources directors. O’Neil-McInnish previously served as Capital Area human resources manager, while Newberry was Southern Area human resources manager.

Margaret M. Pepe was named product management executive director at USPS headquarters. She previously served as Atlantic Area’s marketing manager.

David Shilney was named Central Area’s field labor relations director. He previously served as Great Lakes Area’s labor relations manager.

Antoinette “Toni” Simon, Pacific Area human resources manager, was named national training acting senior director.

• Long Beach, CA, Postmaster Brigitte Williams-Champion was named the Los Angeles International Service Center’s acting manager.

On the Move,” a column that looks at executives and managers who are moving to new positions or retiring, appears regularly in Link.