Roy Betts

Roy Betts

I am a second-generation employee of the U.S. Postal Service and delivered mail in my hometown of Memphis as a casual carrier while on summer break from college.

After graduating from Howard University, where I majored in journalism and political science, I worked as an assistant editor and White House correspondent in the Washington Bureau of Ebony and Jet magazines. Upon leaving Ebony and Jet, I spent nearly a decade as a public information officer at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where I handled external and internal promotions of the agency’s programs to aid small and minority-owned businesses.

Following my tenure at Commerce, I was presented with the opportunity to join the Postal Service in 1988 as a management intern and eventually landed in the media relations department, where I currently promote new stamp issuances and postal innovations through technology.

I enjoy fishing, though I’m still very much the novice. And, of course, being from Memphis, I love barbeque.