Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Joseph Corbett was named chief financial officer (CFO) and executive vice president of the United States Postal Service, in February 2009, reporting directly to the Postmaster General. He heads the organization’s Finance and Strategy, Treasury, Accounting, Pricing and Costing, and Supply Management functions. He also is a member of its Executive Leadership Team and Chairman of the Investment Review Committee.
Corbett has more than 30 years of finance, treasury and accounting experience. He has extensive experience in strategy, financial planning and analysis, accounting, procurement, SEC and financial reporting and banking and capital market transactions. He began his career working for more than 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 multi-billion dollar commercial companies: controller, chief accounting officer (CAO), and then 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. With these companies, he led multiple efforts related to all aspects of accounting, financial planning and reporting, and treasury transactions including an initial public debt offering 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 Greater Washington Society of CPAs, has chaired Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and Retirement Plan committees, was previously a director on the boards of two private companies and currently is a member of Phoenix Bikes and the GWU Advisory Boards. Corbett is a Lean Six Sigma certified Green Belt holder.
Latest update: April 2021