Prior to her illustrious career in the USPS, Poe worked as an office manager and waited tables as she did not develop a connection with the service until she met her daughter’s athletic coach who was the former Hays Postmaster. After she received “a foot in the door” with the Hays office, Poe has quickly risen through the USPS ranks and feels the career transition has been a good fit overall.
A former Wilkes county postal service worker has been named the Postmaster in Jefferson. A press release issued by the U.S. Postal Service has confirmed that Terri Poe will replace retiring Lois Maney. Poe hails from Phoenix, but has served the postal service exclusively in this area of North Carolina. She started in Hays in 1995 as a rural carrier. After a three year tenure with the Wilkes County office, Poe relocated to the Mt. Airy Post Office where she took a position as a clerk. Poe would later work with the Taylorsville and Elkin post offices before she would relocate once more, this time to the Lansing Post Office in 2005 where she would serve as Postmaster for the first time in her outstanding career. Poe also served as Officer-in-Charge at Boomer and most recently in Sparta prior to her current appointment.