Frank Stallworth has come a long way from a casual carrier in Central Islip, New York, to Kissimmee Postmaster. His career began in 1987, and he traveled South to Maryland, North Carolina, and finally Florida as he climbed the postal ladder, becoming a clerk, supervisor, and manager before his latest appointment as postmaster.
“So, I know a lot about ‘Delivering for America,’” he said. “Kissimmee has 362 employees making 127,541 deliveries and working in five retail units.”
“’Delivering for America’ means ensuring all mail and parcels are delivered daily, saving money for Postal Service by working within a budget, and increasing revenue through Business Connect,’ said Stallworth.
“I learned pride in the Postal Service from my mom,” he added. “She was a postal employee and made me take the postal exam every time it was offered. Now my son is a letter carrier in New York City.”
During his time in Maryland, he gave back to his community as a middle school girls basketball coach, and in North Carolina he served as referee for high school basketball. Nowadays, he cycles 25 miles a week.
“The Postal Service has allowed me and my wife of 22 years, Karen Stallworth, to raise Stephon, Briahanna, and Mckenzie,” he said. “It afforded us the means to send them to college and live in several different parts of the country.”
“Every employee in Kissimmee, no matter their assignment, is ‘Delivering for America,’” the new Kissimmee Postmaster says with a smile. “Every day.”
The United States Postal Service (USPS) generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products, and services to fund its operations.