Charley Wright to be sworn-in as

Salt Lake City’s 32nd Postmaster on Aug. 3

July 28, 2011 

Charley Wright

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City is getting a new Postmaster. Charley Wright, who began his postal career as a letter carrier in Salt Lake in 1979, will be sworn-in as the 32nd Postmaster of Salt Lake City at 3 p.m., Aug. 3, in the 4th floor conference room of the Salt Lake City Library, located at 210 E 400 South. The community is invited to attend.

As Postmaster, Wright will be responsible for all retail and delivery operations in the city. Excellent mail service and customer satisfaction are high priorities for Wright.

“We want every postal transaction to be a satisfying one for our customers,” said Wright. “I look forward to working with our dedicated employees to provide outstanding service to our customers. The difference between good and great service is a little extra effort.”

A native Utahn, Wright has held numerous management positions including Manager, Post Office Operations; and Station Manager in Salt Lake City. He has also had several detail assignments. He has been serving as Acting Postmaster of Salt Lake City since October, 2010, and was the Manager Operations Programs Support for the Salt Lake District since 1999.

As a member of the Utah National Guard, Wright was activated and served in Operation Desert Storm.

Wright earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business management at the University of Phoenix. He is married to the former Lanell Steadman and they have six children.

Wright replaces former Salt Lake City Postmaster Scott Norris, who retired.

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