Joseph Corbett was named chief financial officer and executive vice president of the United States Postal Service in February 2009 and reports directly to the Postmaster General. He heads the organization’s Strategy, Finance and Planning, Controller, Treasury, Accounting and Supply Management functions, is a member of its Executive Leadership Team and is chairman of its corporate Capital Investment Committee.
The Postal Service has annual revenues of over $65 billion and is an independent, commercially funded entity of the federal government.
Corbett has more than 25 years of finance, treasury and accounting experience. He is a certified public accountant and has extensive experience in strategy, financial planning and analysis, accounting, SEC and financial reporting and banking and capital market transactions. He began his career working for over a decade with Big Four accounting firm, KPMG, where he served as a senior member of their Commercial Practice Group serving publicly and privately held companies in the manufacturing, professional services and transportation industries.
Corbett also spent more than 10 years serving in senior management roles at three multibillion dollar commercial companies: controller, chief accounting officer and executive vice president and CFO at Intelsat, Ltd; CAO and CFO at BearingPoint, Inc.; and before these positions, chief of internal audit at NVR, Inc. At these companies, he led multiple efforts related to all aspects of accounting, financial planning and reporting, and treasury transactions including an initial and numerous other SEC-filed capital market transactions. Corbett’s success as a transformational leader in complex environments and accounting situations aligns with the financial needs unique to the Postal Service.
Corbett graduated with honors from George Washington University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in business administration and was later admitted to the GWU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998. Corbett is a member of the AICPA and Greater Washington Society of CPAs, has chaired Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and Retirement Plan committees and was previously a director on the boards of two private companies.