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.
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.
tenure at the Postal Service
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.
completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University
in the early 1980's.
Kane lives in North Potomac, MD, with his