If you have complaints about your postal service, soon you’ll have someone to call, Greensboro businessman Louis DeJoy has been named the new postmaster general by the Postal Service Board of Governors.
Political appointments are nothing new for the DeJoy family, but previously they have gone to his wife, Dr. Aldona Wos, who was recently nominated by President Donald Trump to be ambassador to Canada. Wos was appointed ambassador to Estonia by President George W. Bush, and North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Wos as secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, which, when she served from 2013 to 2015, was a far less high profile job than it has been during the coronavirus crisis.
DeJoy moved to Greensboro in 1997 when he moved the headquarters of his company New Breed Logistics from Brooklyn to High Point. DeJoy sold New Breed to XPO Logistics in 2014 for $615 million and retired from XPO Logistics in 2015. He is currently president of LDJ Global Strategies, a real estate management company that has been in the news recently for buying the Edgeworth Street building from Guilford County.
DeJoy is currently the finance chairman for the 2020 Republican National Convention scheduled to be held in Charlotte in August and is a long time Republican fundraiser.
President Donald Trump visited DeJoy’s home on Country Club Drive in Greensboro in 2017 for a fundraiser. Both DeJoy and his wife have been major contributors to Republican candidates. The Washington Post reports that DeJoy has donated more than $2 million to the Trump campaign or other Republican causes since 2016.
DeJoy and Wos are also involved in community events and through their foundation sponsor the pro-am golf tournament at the Wyndham Championship PGA tournament held at Sedgefield Country Club. DeJoy also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Wyndham Championship and for Elon University.