Mickey D. Barnett was named chairman of the Board of Governors in November 2012. He served as vice chairman from December 2011 until November 2012. Barnett is an attorney and former New Mexico state senator. He was appointed a governor of the U.S. Postal Service by President George W. Bush on August 17, 2006, for a term that expires December 8, 2013. He serves as a member of the Audit and Finance Committee.
Governor Barnett has a history of public service in addition to his career in the private sector. Currently, Governor Barnett is the managing partner with the Barnett Law Firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a general practice law firm focusing on litigation. He is a member of the Bar Association of the State of New Mexico, the U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court, and is a member of the Federalist Society. He also was a member of the Appellate Nominating Commission for the New Mexico Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals from 1995 to 2002.
Governor Barnett served the public in the New Mexico State Senate from 1980 to 1984. Previously he served the federal government as a legislative assistant to Senator Pete Domenici (1972–1976).
For more than 30 years, Governor Barnett has actively participated in public life and politics in a variety of capacities. His public sector work, often as a volunteer, has always sought to help increase both the efficiency of the government as well as its protection of individual liberties.
He is a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from George Washington University National Law Center in 1977. Governor Barnett and his wife, Janet, live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They have two children, Frank and Jennifer.
James H. Bilbray, vice chairman of the Board of Governors, is an attorney and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nevada. He was appointed a governor of the U.S. Postal Service by President George W. Bush on August 17, 2006, for a term that expired December 8, 2006. He was reappointed on December 15, 2006, by President Bush to an additional nine-year term that expires December 8, 2015. He currently serves as a member of the Governance, Regulatory, and Strategic Planning Committee and the Compensation and Management Resources Committee.
Governor Bilbray has been a member of the State Bar of Nevada since 1965 and is currently an attorney with Kaempfer Crowell Renshaw Gronauer & Fiorentino in Las Vegas. In the 1960s, Bilbray was a deputy district attorney in Clark County, Nevada, and served as chief counsel for the Clark County Juvenile Department. He also served as an alternate Las Vegas municipal judge from 1978 to 1980. He also served as a member of the California-Nevada High Speed Train Commission from 2007–2009.
Governor Bilbray was elected to the Nevada State Senate in 1981 where he served until his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1987. He served in the House until 1995 and was a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Armed Services Committee, the Intelligence Committee, and the Small Business Committee. He also served as a member of the Select Committee on Hunger and the Select Committee on Aging. He also was a member of the 2005 Base Closing and Realignment Commission, a former member of the Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (1996–2000), and a member of the Board of Regents, University of Nevada system (1968–1972).
He attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where he served as student body president, and was one of the founders and the first president of UNLV’s alumni association. Governor Bilbray is a graduate of American University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in government and public administration and a Juris Doctorate degree from the American University Law School.
Louis J. Giuliano, former chairman, president and CEO of ITT Corp., has a strong private sector background. At ITT, he was responsible for leading the creation of a strategic vision and an effective operating strategy for this Fortune 500 global-industrial company.
He was named a governor of the U.S. Postal Service by President George W. Bush through a recess appointment on November 3, 2004. He was confirmed by the Senate in June 2005 for the remainder of the term that expired December 8, 2005, and for a full nine-year term that expires in December 2014. He served as vice chairman of the board from February 2009 to January 2010 and as chairman of the board from January 2010 until December 2011. He currently serves as chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee and the Operations Subcommittee and is a member of the Compensation and Management Resources Committee.
During his tenure at ITT, he played a key role in improving the company’s operating performance, leading to higher margins, increased cash flow, and significant growth in shareholder value. He led the introduction and implementation of a Value-Based Six Sigma strategy designed to streamline processes and increase operating effectiveness of the company. He joined ITT in 1988 as vice president of the corporation and vice president of Defense Operations at ITT Defense.
Before joining ITT, Governor Giuliano served in numerous positions with Allied-Signal including president of the Avionics Systems Group, which included seven operating units nationwide.
Governor Giuliano serves as senior advisor to The Carlyle Group, and he is an active member of the CEO Forum and the Advisory Board for the Princeton University Faith and Work Initiative.
He is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry and a Master of Business Administration.
Dennis J. Toner was appointed a governor of the U.S. Postal Service by President Barack Obama on September 17, 2010, for a term that expires December 8, 2012, serving a statutorily permitted one-year hold over. Governor Toner serves as Chair of the Governance, Regulatory, and Strategic Planning Committee, and a member of the Audit and Finance Committee and the Operations Subcommittee of the Audit and Finance Committee
For 34 years, Governor Toner directed policy, public and political affairs on the staff of then-Senator and now-Vice President Joseph Biden, Jr., and served as his deputy chief of staff from 1995 to 2005.
Following his career on the staff in the United States Senate, Governor Toner launched a private practice, Horizon Advisors, which provides guidance and strategic planning to private clients and non-profit organizations. Horizon Advisors also maintains a professional resource network intended to advise and promote dialogue among the public, private and non-profit sectors.
Governor Toner is a graduate of the University of Delaware and lives in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, with his wife of 32 years, Ann Toner. The Toners have three children, Sara, Matthew and Paul.
Ellen C. Williams, formerly with the Kentucky Public Service Commission, was appointed a governor of the U.S. Postal Service by President George W. Bush on August 17, 2006, for a term that expired December 8, 2007, and was reappointed on June 6, 2008, for an additional term that expires December 8, 2014.
Governor Williams is chairman of the Compensation and Management Resources Committee and a member of the Governance, Regulatory, and Strategic Planning Committee.
After more than 25 years in government and politics, Governor Williams launched her own business, Capital Network, a government affairs and lobbying firm. She previously served as vice chairman of the Kentucky Public Service Commission and as commissioner of the Governor’s Office for Local Development.
Governor Williams has been active in state and national politics. She served as chairman of the Republican Party of Kentucky and was actively involved in the 1984, 1988, 1996 and 2000 presidential elections. She was active in two Kentucky gubernatorial campaigns and the state’s congressional and senate campaigns and was a fomer executive assistant to Senator Bob Kasten.
She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky.
Governor Williams lives in Anderson County, Kentucky, with her two teenage sons, Sam and Joey.
Patrick R. Donahoe, the 73rd Postmaster General of the United States, is the Chief Executive Officer of the world’s largest postal organization and a lifelong postal employee.
Appointed Postmaster General by the Postal Service Board of Governors in October, 2010, Mr. Donahoe began his 37-year USPS career as a clerk in Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to his appointment as the organization’s top officer, he served as the Deputy Postmaster General and the organization’s Chief Operating Officer. He is a former senior vice president of Operations, senior vice president of Human Resources and vice president of Allegheny Area Operations.
Working closely with the organization’s stakeholders, Mr. Donahoe is reshaping the U.S. Postal Service to better meet the evolving mailing and shipping needs of its customers. Shortly after he became PMG, Mr. Donahoe announced his vision for USPS — to strengthen the business-to-consumer channel, improve the customer experience, compete for the package business and become a leaner, faster and smarter organization.
Mr. Donahoe is implementing a comprehensive plan that will ensure a responsive and self-sufficient organization that continues to offer secure, reliable and universal mailing and shipping services. He has mobilized the public and the organization’s employees — a key element of his plan — to help him improve the organization’s management, technology and operations.
Under PMG Donahoe’s leadership, USPS has increased its presence in the fast-growing international shipping market and is offering innovative solutions to small and large businesses that improve the value of the mail. USPS also is exploring ways to more closely integrate the mail with digital communications.
Mr. Donahoe earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science degree as a Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
A native of Pittsburgh, Mr. Donahoe and his wife have two children.
Ronald A. Stroman was named the 20th Deputy Postmaster General (DPMG) in March 2011. As the second-highest ranking postal executive, he serves on the Postal Service Board of Governors and on Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe’s Executive Leadership Team.
As DPMG, Stroman works closely with the mailing industry to help strengthen relationships and identify opportunities to improve interactions with postal customers. Reporting to Stroman are the vice presidents of Government Relations, Corporate Communications, Consumer and Industry Affairs, and the Judicial Officer. He also has the lead role in working with Congress to restructure the prefunding of retiree health benefits, adjust delivery frequency, and gain greater flexibility in aligning the Postal Service processing, distribution and retail networks.
Stroman has more than 30 years of professional experience in government, legislative affairs and leadership before becoming DPMG. From 1978 to 1984, he was an attorney with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He then moved into a position as counsel on the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. He also worked for the Committee on Government Operations and became a deputy minority staff director for the Government Reform and Oversight Committee.
In 1997, Stroman took a director’s position with the U.S. Department of Transportation. In 2001, he joined the General Accounting Office as managing director for the Office of Opportunity and Inclusiveness. He returned to the House in 2009, where he served as staff director, Committee on Oversight and Government Relations prior to joining the Postal Service.
Stroman earned his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University Law Center.