DeJoy, a native of Brooklyn, New York, is a North Carolina-based businessman who formerly ran New Breed Corp., a private logistics and distribution company in Greensboro. He replaces Postmaster General Megan Brennan, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama in 2015 and was the first woman to hold the position.
DeJoy is a large contributor to the president and Republicans. Since January of this year, he has donated over $360,000 to the president’s re-election campaign and roughly $70,000 to the Republican National Committee, according to campaign finance data from the Federal Elections Commission.
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He is also the husband of former U.S. Ambassador to Estonia, Aldona Wos, who is currently the vice-chair of the president’s White House Fellows program.