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Stephen M. Kearney became the fifth executive director of the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers in January 2014. Kearney represents nonprofit mailers interests with the United States Congress, the Postal Regulatory Commission, the Office of the Inspector General, the U.S. Postal Service, and other agencies. He also ensures that members are kept informed about the latest developments and opportunities in the postal world.

Prior to joining the Alliance, Kearney had a 35 year federal government career, mostly as a senior executive with the U. S. Postal Service. There he was a senior leader in several functions, including treasury, pricing and classification, customer relations, and business development. Kearney led the development of several Postal Service rate cases, established the national pricing and classification service center, and oversaw the introduction of many innovations, including Priority Mail flat rate boxes, negotiated service agreements, and forever stamps. He served as the co-chair of the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee, and his work as treasurer was recognized with six Alexander Hamilton Awards for Excellence in Treasury Management. Kearney also received the Postmaster General Award twice, and was appointed an officer by three Postmasters General. Kearney also served a an economist with the U. S. Department of the Treasury.

Kearney earned a BA in economics with First Class Honours from McGill University in Montreal, and an MBA in finance and investments with honors from George Washington University, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He also completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. Kearney has volunteered at St. Anselm’s Abbey School for two decades, serving on the board of advisors, board of trustees, and donor trustees.