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Director

Phone: (202) ***-****  
Email: k***@***.edu
Local Address:  Washington , District of Columbia , United States
Smithsonian Institution
Museum Support Center 4210 Silver Hill Rd.
Suitland , Maryland 20746
United States

Company Description: The Smithsonian Institution -- the world's largest museum and research complex -- includes 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park. The total...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Senior Vice President And Chief Marketing Officer
    USPS
  • Management Associate In the Operations Department
    USPS
  • Executive
    USPS
  • Executive
    USPS
  • Corporate Officer
    USPS
  • Chief Marketing Officer
    USPS
  • Chief Marketing Officer
    Postal Service
  • Number of Senior Executive Positions
    Postal Service
  • Chief Marketer
    Postal Service

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • master's degree , business administration
    Baruch Business School
  • bachelor's degree
    Brooklyn College
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Howard Koslow (center), one of the ...
www.linns.com, 30 Jan 2016 [cached]
Howard Koslow (center), one of the United States Postal Service's most prolific stamp artists and painter of its 30 classic Lighthouses stamps, died Jan. 25 at his home in Toms River, N.J. Pictured at right is Allen Kane, director of the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C., where this photo was taken in 2013.
eNews for December 19, 2000
www.listhygiene.com, 28 Aug 2001 [cached]
Allen R. Kane , senior vice president of future business design , and Gail Sonnenberg , vice president of sales , will leave the USPS next month.
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Kane will retire to pursue a career in the private sector effective Sept. 8. He joined the USPS as a management associate in the operations department of the Jamaica , NY , post office in 1971 and became Northeast regional director of operations support before being appointed assistant postmaster general of the mail processing department in 1987.The decision to leave the postal service for new opportunities and new growth is both tremendously exciting and sad , Kane said.After 30 years , I have strong connections with our customers and postal employees all over the United States..Sonnenberg has announced she will retire at the end of the fiscal year , which ends Sept. 7. Potter said Sonnenberg's leadership in laying the foundation for a comprehensive approach to commercial sales has made an important contribution to the postal service..
* * * USPS , NALC Begin Contract Negotiations * * *Bargaining between the National Association of Letter Carriers , AFL-CIO and the U.S. Postal Service for a new national agreement began last week in Washington.Direct mailers are watching the negotiations closely because 80 percent of all postal costs are labor-related.
Linn's: News: USPS' Allen Kane to head National Postal Museum
www.linns.com, 6 June 2002 [cached]
Linn's: News: USPS' Allen Kane to head National Postal Museum
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USPS' Allen Kane to head National Postal Museum
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Allen Kane, a retired United States Postal Service executive with extensive expertise moving the mail but relatively little knowledge of stamps, has been selected to be the director of the National Postal Museum in Washington.Smithsonian Institution officials made the appointment public Tuesday, Feb. 19.
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Kane will replace Miguel A. Bretos, who has been serving as acting director of the museum for the past year.
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Kane served in a number of senior executive positions at the Postal Service before his retirement in September.His last position was senior vice president for future business design, and he previously served as the USPS' chief marketing officer, a position that placed him over the stamp program.It was then run by Azeezaly Jaffer, now the vice president for public affairs at the Postal Service.
Most of Kane's knowledge and expertise, however, has been in the field of postal operations.In her internal announcement, Burke mentioned that Kane managed the Postal Service's Gulf War Crisis Team, sending 2.5 million pounds of mail a day to the Gulf region.
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As director of the National Postal Museum, Kane will direct a staff of 52 and oversee a budget of $3.5 million.He will also play a role in the development of the newly organized Blount Center for Postal Studies, which the museum will run.
Kane, who lives in North Potomac, Md., applied for the museum director's job.He was among five finalists who were selected for interviews by a nine-member panel that included three Postal Service representatives, three Smithsonian representatives and three individuals selected from the postal museum's advisory boards.The selection process was established under the agreement that created the museum.
Kane holds a bachelor of arts degree from Baruch College in New York, where he also received a master's degree in business administration.He also attended the advanced management program at Harvard University.
This is an edited version of a Linn's article that appeared in the March 4, 2002, issue of Linn's Stamp News.For the complete story, subscribe to Linn's Stamp News.
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Threshold Services: About: Board of Directors
www.thresholdservices.org, 7 Feb 2012 [cached]
Allen Kane
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Allen Kane
Director, National Postal Museum Allen Kane became Director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum on February 19, 2002. The museum's collection includes almost 16 million items, ranging from stamps to mail planes. The National Postal Museum, through its collection and library, is dedicated to the preservation, study and presentation of postal history and philately. Kane, retired from the U.S. Postal Service in September, 2001 after serving more than 30 years in a variety of senior leadership positions devoted to strategic and policy planning, operations, marketing and logistics. His last position at the Postal Services was as that agency's Senior Vice President for Future Business Design. As a corporate officer for the U.S. Postal Service, Kane helped direct the 25th largest business in the world, with 840,000 employees and $67 billion in revenues. During his tenure at the Postal Service, Kane was responsible for a number of critical operations, including coordination of the implementation of thousands of pieces of a high-speed automated processing equipment; re-design of national distribution and transportation networks; phase-in of the JFK and LaGuardia airport facilities; and managing the USPS Gulf War Crisis team, in coordination with the White House and the Department of Defense, to ensure the successful delivery of 2.5 million pounds of mail per day to the Gulf. Kane received his bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College in New York in 1967, and his master's degree in business administration from Baruch Business School in New York City in 1970. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University in the early 1980's. Kane lives in North Potomac, MD, with his wife, Sylvia.
Linn's: News: USPS' Allen Kane to head National Postal Museum
www.linns.com, 27 Feb 2002 [cached]
Allen Kane, a retired United States Postal Service executive with extensive expertise moving the mail but relatively little knowledge of stamps, has been selected to be the director of the National Postal Museum in Washington.Smithsonian Institution officials made the appointment public Tuesday, Feb. 19.
...
Kane will replace Miguel A. Bretos, who has been serving as acting director of the museum for the past year.
...
Kane served in a number of senior executive positions at the Postal Service before his retirement in September.His last position was senior vice president for future business design, and he previously served as the USPS' chief marketing officer, a position that placed him over the stamp program.It was then run by Azeezaly Jaffer, now the vice president for public affairs at the Postal Service.
Most of Kane's knowledge and expertise, however, has been in the field of postal operations.In her internal announcement, Burke mentioned that Kane managed the Postal Service's Gulf War Crisis Team, sending 2.5 million pounds of mail a day to the Gulf region.
...
As director of the National Postal Museum, Kane will direct a staff of 52 and oversee a budget of $3.5 million.He will also play a role in the development of the newly organized Blount Center for Postal Studies, which the museum will run.
Kane, who lives in North Potomac, Md., applied for the museum director's job.He was among five finalists who were selected for interviews by a nine-member panel that included three Postal Service representatives, three Smithsonian representatives and three individuals selected from the postal museum's advisory boards.The selection process was established under the agreement that created the museum.
Kane holds a bachelor of arts degree from Baruch College in New York, where he also received a master's degree in business administration.He also attended the advanced management program at Harvard University.
This is an edited version of a Linn's article that appeared in the March 4, 2002, issue of Linn's Stamp News.For the complete story, subscribe to Linn's Stamp News.
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