U.S. Postal Service Manager of Post Office Operations Libby Gulden (right) administered the oath of office to Winona’s new postmaster, Dale Zintman (left), last Friday. Photo by Chris Rogers
by CHRIS ROGERS
Dale Zintman took the oath of office as Winona’s new postmaster last Friday. Zintman has been managing the Winona Post Office as the officer-in-charge since last October, when former postmaster Sherri Jo Genkinger was suspended pending an investigation. “I strive to renew confidence in the Postal Service with our Winona customers and provide excellent service in all aspects,” Zintman said in a statement.
In an interview, Zintman said, “We’ll move forward and restore the trust of the
community.” He added, “If you don’t have trust, you’re going to be losing customers. They trust us to get their bills delivered on time, to get their packages there on time.”
Zintman is a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service and familiar face at the Winona Post Office. He recently worked as postmaster in Cochrane, West Salem, and Luck, Wis., as well as supervisor of customer services in Winona and Rochester, Minn., and he carried mail for the Winona Post Office for 10 years earlier in his career.
“I think I’m well prepared because I’ve been in this office for about 11 years,” Zintman said, referring to his past experience as a manager. “It’s a big responsibility, but we do have a lot of good employees here.”