Kelly R. Abney

Chief Logistics Officer and Executive Vice President

Kelly R. Abney, Chief Logistics Officer and Executive Vice President

Kelly Abney was named chief logistics officer and executive vice president in June 2022. He reports to the Postmaster General and chief executive officer.

In this role, he is responsible for leading the strategic design of a world-class transportation network and developing cost- and service-enhancing processes to enable optimization and execution in processing and distribution and delivery operations. The Logistics organization leads the redesign of the surface transportation network and the initiatives to reduce air transport, improve over-the-road carrier management, and deploy a state-of-the-art logistics information systems platform.

Abney has over 30 years of logistics, transportation and procurement experience and held senior supply chain positions at Walmart, Sears/Kmart, Payless Cashways and XPO Logistics. He led highly successful global transportation network redesign projects at Sears/Kmart and Walmart. His team’s efforts resulted in significant efficiency and utilization gains while reducing costs and improving customer service. He has served in both domestic and international roles and has spent many years coordinating the development of world-class global supply chain networks. Abney also has many years of field operational experience, managing, building, automating and optimizing plant and distribution center efficiency.

Abney earned two bachelor’s degrees from Washburn University in German linguistics and history. He has advanced linguistics certifications from the Goethe Institute in Passau, Germany and holds additional senior management certifications from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in macroeconomics and business innovation.

Latest update: January 2024