|Florida UPMA Retired Officers Bios
Michael (Mike) McCullough, President Florida UPMA Retired
Mike retired from the Postal Service in 2015 after a 33.5 years career,
with the last 15 years as Postmaster Ruskin FL 33570. Mike has held numerous
positions in NAPUS as State President, Vice President, Parliamentarian.
He served as National Vice President representing FL, GA, and Puerto Rico.
As UPMA was being formed Mike worked closely with the Presidents of the
active and Retired Associations in FL in writing and getting approved the
By Laws for each group assuring a smooth transition from NAPUS to UPMA.
Mike has always worked to help Postmasters prior to retirement and is committed
to continue to serve where needed in retirement.
What UPMA means to me - I canít talk about UPMA without recognizing my
experiences with NAPUS. When I first joined NAPUS I found a group of like
minded Postmasters that cared about the Postal Service and each other.
There were many things that the Postal Service did not provide to me in
the way of training in being a Postmaster that NAPUS did. I can honestly
state most of the real life Postmaster training came through NAPUS at State
and National Conventions. I never had a problem with an MPOO unless they
were an acting MPOO trying to make a name for themselves. It was in these
times that I counted on NAPUS to have my back and they did. I represented
many Postmasters through the years who because of an over ambitious MPOO
found them looking at adverse action. In every case they never believed
they would ever need representation. Because of the training I had received
through NAPUS I was able to defend each successfully.
Now as we transition into UPMA I see many of the same benefits I found
in NAPUS and others have told me the benefits they see from the League
molded into one organization has made us even better.
The best benefit in belonging to UPMA is the friendships I have made through
the years and continue to make even in retirement. When attending UPMA
functions I see many friends that I have come to know through the years
and each and everyone feels just like family. I am not sure there is any
other Association you can belong to and travel across the country and know
you have a friend or place to stay if needed in every state. These are
friends; they are family that I never would have the privilege to know
if not for the Association.
Sandy Stokes, Executive Vice President Florida UPMA Retired
At our recent board meeting we were asked to share what UPMA has done for us. For more than 30 years I was a duo member of NLPM and NAPUS. I feel the value of the training and friendship I received from both organizations was immeasurable. Iím also very happy they have merged together. Any time I felt I needed clarity on job related issues I could always count on our organizations for guidance. For this I will always be grateful. I appreciate the opportunity of being elected to serve on the Florida UPMA Retiree Board.
KC Peaden, Vice President Florida UPMA Retired
and Convention Coordinator
I started my USPS career in 1973 as a clerk/carrier in Westhampton Beach
I was appointed Postmaster Quogue NY in 1982, Postmaster East Quogue NY
1987, moved to Florida in 1990 and worked in Zephyrhills FL. I was assigned
to numerous Supervisor positions, transferred to Eustis FL as Supervisor
in 1995, and was appointed Postmaster Tangerine FL in 1996. I was appointed
as Postmaster of Oakland FL in 2000 and completed my 32 year career there
I am currently retired and enjoying life with family, friends, roller coasters,
traveling and puppy Toby !!
I joined the NAPUS organization in 1982 and have been an active member
ever since. I have served as district director (NY & FL), district
secretary/treasurer (NY & FL) and now serving as UPMA FL Vice President
Retired. I have volunteered on many convention committees in New York and
Florida and a few committees on the National level.
I am also currently the UPMA Convention Coordinator for 2018 - Melbourne
and have been planning Floridaís State Conventions since 1999, with 2000-Orlando
State Convention my first. What I loves the most about the Postmasterís/Managerís
organization is the network of family and friends throughout the USA!!
I am the Nomination Committee Chairman for Retirees 2018, we have two positions
open on our executive board in June -- President and Vice President, if
you are interested, please send your name to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandra Peaden-Oliver, Vice President Florida UPMA Retired
The management organizations have provided networking, comradely, and training
the postal service failed to provide. I like providing service to others.
My postal career began in October 1983 as a PTF Clerk in Pahokee Fl. I
transferred to the Canal Point Post Office in 1985. In 1994, I earned the
title of Postmaster of Canal Point. In 1999, and did a lateral transfer
to the Paisley Post Office where I remained Postmaster until my retirement
in 2015. During my 32 year postal career, I was detailed to several OIC
positions and district office details. Including, but not limited to the
POS District training coordinator and the facilitator for numerous training
Prior to UPMA, Sandra served in the following positions in NAPUS: State
Vice President, State Service Rep, State PAC Chair, State convention Hospitality
Chairman, Florida National Convention Hospitality Chairman.
Sandra currently lives in Paisley Fl with her husband Larry Oliver. She
has two children and 4 wonderful grandchildren. She is also on the National
Cathy Owens, Secretary/Treasurer Florida UPMA Retired
I started with the post office as a clerk in Paisley, FL. I transferred
to Umatilla for more hours. I spent 15 years as a part time clerk and was
promoted to Postmaster at Tangerine, FL. I joined NAPUS a week after becoming
Postmaster. My next office was Lake Monroe and then Altoona, FL which I
retired from after 40 years of service
Donna Loud, Immediate Past President of Florida UPMA Retired
I began my Postal Career in Fort Myers in 1973 and after several promotions,
and OIC assignments, I retired as Postmaster Osprey, FL in 2005.
Like most, I am very busy in my retirement. I returned to USPS to inspect
and count mail 8 different years and even worked as Christmas help one
year. I worked as a cashier at Publix to get 8 of the 40 quarters that
I needed to qualify for social security.
My love for NAPUS and Postmasters began when I attended my first National
NAPUS convention in 1975, and I have served the Organization in most of
the elected and appointed positions. Nationally I served as VP representing
FL, GA, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. I also served as Aide to the
National Secretary/Treasurer for 2 terms and as the state Retiree President
for 5 years.
Of course, my faith and family are important. I am married to John and
we have 6 grandchildren, and I am truly blessed to have my parents living
close by. Since my retirement I have been able to combine my love of travel
with my passion for running and I have toured AND completed a marathon
(26.2 miles) in every state. I look forward to more travels and seeing
and meeting more UPMA members.
I would like to personally and publicly thank our Webmaster, Marvin Marley
for the Florida Chapter beautiful and professional website. 22 years ago
I asked him to see what he could do to create a web site for the Florida
Chapter. We were one of the first and, in my opinion, always ďThe BestĒ
website. Marvin created it and has continually improved and updated information
in a timely manner. As far as I can recollect, he has never received ANY
compensation for his many hours of work. Marvin Marley, Web Master Extraordinary:
thank you, thank you, thank you for your many years of dedicated service.