Candice Denny, Leachville postmaster, has been named Postmaster of the Year, the highest honor the Arkansas Branch of the National LEAGUE of Postmasters can bestow on one of its members.
The selected Postmaster has done the most, or made significant contributions to the Arkansas Branch, while maintaining a high level of performance in their Post Office and personal career.
Denny began her postal career in Blytheville in 1981, holding various clerk positions, as well as serving as an Initial Level Supervisor Candidate. She has served as Postmaster in West Ridge, Dell and Leachville. Denny also served as Officer-In-Charge in Clarkdale and Luxora, as well as the Station Manager in Russellville. She has served on several details for the Arkansas District, Southwest Area and Headquarters. During the implementation of the Point of Sale (POS) system, in the Arkansas District she was a POS Trainer, later detailed as the AR District POS Training Coordinator. She was then detailed to Headquarters in Washington D.C., as a POS Subject Matter Expert (SME) writing training material for nationwide use. Candy was detailed to the AR District as the Carrier Optimal Routing Data Prep Specialist. She has also served on F4, RCI & Audit Teams. She has served as an AR District Reporter and a Tri State News Correspondent as well as a Combined Federal Campaign Delegate for the USPS. Denny served as an Arkansas League Branch Vice President and has attended many state and National Conventions as a delegate. She has also served on committees for both the state and National organizations. Candy served on the United States Postal Service Women's Advisory Council, EEO Advisory Council and the Affirmative Action Committee, in Memphis TN, where she held various offices. Candy is currently serving on the Arkansas Diversity Council and recently taught classes "So….You Want to Be A Postmaster" at the career conference.
She is married to Larry Denny, retired Postmaster, Blytheville. They have two children, Mandy a teacher at Buffalo Island Central Jr. High, and Blake a city letter carrier in Wynne. He recently became a member of the Arkansas LEAGUE of Postmasters after serving as Officer-In-Charge in Caldwell. Blake and his wife Lauren are expecting their first child in December. Mandy and her husband Darrin have three children, Andrew, Brody and Sophia.
Darrin owns the Malt Shop Restaurant in Leachville. She is the daughter of Anna Beth Thomas and the late Ray Thomas of Leachville.
She has served on several local and county committees in her community. The guidelines for selection of Postmaster of the Year are ambiguous by design; the requirements have been met in full by Candy. The National and Arkansas Branch of the LEAGUE of Postmasters are proud of her achievements and honored to have her listed as the newest recipient.