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First female Postmaster in Colorado Springs to be officially installed Friday

Posted at 8:55 AM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 10:55:51-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – On Friday, the first female Postmaster in the history of Colorado Springs will be officially installed.

JoLea Quintana will be officially appointed to the position during a ceremony Friday afternoon at the Main Post Office at 201 E. Pikes Peak Avenue. Attending the ceremony will be U.S. Congressman Doug Lamborn, Mayor John Suther, Chief of Police Pete Carey, and Fire Chief Ted Collas.

Postmaster JoLea Quintana
Postmaster JoLea Quintana

Quintana will be the 24th Postmaster of Colorado Springs, and the first female to hold the position. She will oversee 822 employees, and 12 facilities.

According to USPS, Quintana began her career in 1989 as a distribution clerk in Chandler, AZ. She then carried mail before she became a supervisor in 1995.

Over the last 23 years, Quintana has held numerous management positions including Delivery Analyst, Customer Services Manager, Customer Service Operations Manager, Human Resource Manager, and now four Postmaster positions.

The USPS said “the title of Postmaster caries with it both a Noble Heritage and a Vital Responsibility.”

Friday’s ceremony begins at 1:00 p.m. and is open to the public.