James French

James French

I specialize in the “process areas” of program management, sustainability, communication, training, and extension education.  I have been with the Postal Service for 18 years and, for the past seven years, served in the Office of Sustainability.  Prior to joining the Postal Service, I worked on rural development projects for more than 20 years in Asia with the United Nations, the World Bank, and Winrock International.  My experience is suited to the needs of development organizations that depend on mobilization of diverse stakeholders to achieve their collective goals.  In the Postal Service this translated into development of training programs, engagement of employees in Green Teams, implementation of National Recycling Operations, and being an advocate of corporate sustainability.

I am blessed with a son and two grandchildren along with a wife who is the passion of my life.  I have a BA from the University of Hawaii in Southeast Asian Studies, a masters in Educational Communication also from Hawaii, a masters in Natural Resource Management from Virginia Tech, and a doctorate in Adult Education from North Carolina State University.  Along my journey I picked up Thai and Indonesian languages as well as a deep appreciation for the cultures of Southeast Asia which is my “other” home.