Guam’s First Female Postmaster to be Installed

Tammy Schoenen Taking Oath of Office on Oct. 21

October 19, 2015 @USPS

HONOLULU, HITammy Flores Garman Schoenen will be officially installed as the Guam postmaster at a special invitation-only program scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at the John Pangelinan Gerber Barrigada Post Office.

The brief installation program will feature remarks by Honolulu-based USPS District Manager Greg Wolny and Manager, Post Office Operations Felix Bagoyo and will culminate in the administration of the Postmaster’s Oath of Office to Schoenen by Bagoyo.

Schoenen is the 15th official Guam postmaster in the 113-year history of the office, and the very first female to serve in the position. She has lived in Guam since the age of 2, and has deep roots in the community and a family history of federal service. Schoenen is a graduate of the Academy of Our Lady of Guam and attended the University of Guam.

“I’m proud and honored to be the first female Guam postmaster,” said Schoenen. “My goal is to provide the best possible service to this community. As a local myself, I’m very much aware of the importance of the Postal Service to Guam’s residents and business community.

I also hope to serve as an example and to pave the way for more local people to reach for and achieve positions of leadership in the Postal Service and other federal agencies.”

As Guam postmaster, Schoenen supervises 106 postal employees at the Barrigada Main Postal Facility and the Hagatna, Andersen AFB, Naval Station and Tamuning postal facilities and oversees the operations of the Agat, Dededo, Inajaran, Merizo, University of Guam and Yigo Contract Postal Units. She is responsible for the daily distribution of an average of 125,000 pieces of mail to more than 19,000 addresses on 21 delivery routes and to more than 26,000 PO Boxes island wide. She also collaborates with Honolulu-based USPS officials in the management of the Postal Service’s complex and challenging Pacific Islands transportation network.

Schoenen replaces former Guam Postmaster Emmanuel Thomas, who transferred to a postal management position in Illinois.

Schoenen began her postal career 20 years ago as a clerk at the Barrigada Main Postal Facility. Prior to her appointment as Guam postmaster, she had served for more than a decade as a Customer Services Supervisor at that same office.

“I want to thank District Manager Wolny and Manager of Post Office Operations Bagoyo for their confidence in me and for their ongoing support and guidance. I also want to thank my postal mentors: my former Supervisor Teddy Taijeron, and former Postmasters Tony San Nicolas, Frank Eclavea, Hector Medina, George Diaz, Frederick Workman and Emmanuel Thomas. Last, but not least, I want to express my gratitude to my fellow postal employees, my friends and family, and the people of Guam.”

Schoenen currently resides in Yigo with her husband, Felix.

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