Valley native leads Postal Service in Phoenix

The Head Postmaster for the City of Phoenix is a valley native.

It was on the streets of East Phoenix that a successful valley leader grew into a young man.

"I went to high school right across the street from here at East high, it's no longer there, it was torn down for a while. I went to grade school down the street, I'm from the projects, it's a really good thing look where he's come from, look where he's going, my family is very proud," said Humberto Trujillo.

It's an amazing success story as Trujillo helped build the main post office for the City of Phoenix, and now he is the Post Master.

"I was a brick layer by trade, and it is funny because I built the building. It took about a year and a half, I worked in the back, in the front, and now I'm working in the building as the Postmaster," said Trujillo.

From humble beginnings, Trujillo is approachable and asks us to call him Junior. It's why he connects with the youth in his hometown community so well. He often shares his life story and advice with them. 

"I share that anything is possible, if there is anything possible it is hard work, some determination, you got to set goals for yourself and you want to set goals for yourself, and you want to get there... I've been blessed that nothing happens without God in our lives, but you have to have good people behind you, and they're the ones who really make you successful," he said.

An inspiration with a heart for the community.

Trujillo went to Phoenix College on a football scholarship. Now he has a staff of about 1,500 employees. The installation ceremony for him was held in mid-January.
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