Karen “Beth” Tucker has taken the reins as Postmaster at the Palestine United States Post Office.
She was selected for the role effective Dec. 14, according to Postal Operations Manager Linda Sherman, and brings with her with her a list of leadership experiences that gave her the edge for the postmaster adventure ahead of her.
She began her career with the USPS in 1989 as a rural carrier associate in Cushing. From there, she became a city carrier and clerk for Rusk in 1990 and a window/distribution clerk in 1991. She transferred to the Jacksonville Main Post Office in 2001 before graduating from the Associate Supervisor Program that same year.
She served as postmaster of New London in 2004 and postmaster of Alto in 2006 before joining the Route Count and Inspection Team in 2005, which lasted through October of this year, up to her current promotion as Palestine Postmaster.
“I am thrilled to be in Palestine,” Tucker said. “It is a challenging and exciting office. I hope to be a successful leader and good example, not only in the Palestine office, but to the Dallas District and the entire USPS.”
Tucker lives in Rusk with her daughter who is 16. She said she loves to read thriller and suspense novels in her spare time, especially when at the beach with her daughter.
“We go to the beach every chance we get,” Tucker said.
In addition, she also enjoys scuba diving, horseback riding and spending time with her family, friends and pets.