Board of Governors

As the governing body of the Postal Service, the 11-member Board of Governors has responsibilities comparable to a board of directors of a publicly held corporation. The Board is composed of nine Governors appointed by the President of the United States with the advice and consent of the Senate. No more than five Governors can be members of the same

political party. The other two members of the Board are the Postmaster General and the Deputy Postmaster General. The Governors appoint the Postmaster General, who serves at their pleasure without a specific term of office. The Governors, together with the Postmaster General, appoint the Deputy Postmaster General.

Board of Governors
Standing form left: Mickey D. Barnett, James C. Miller III, Alan C. Kessler, Louis J. Giuliano, Carolyn Lewis Gallagher
Seated from left: James H. Bilbray, Katherine C. Tobin, Ellen C. Williams

James C. Miller III, Chairman Appointed April 2003. Term expires December 2010. Member, Audit and Finance Committee. Chairman emeritus, The CapAnalysis Group. Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Former Director, U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Former Chairman, U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Alan C. Kessler, Vice Chairman Appointed November 2000. Term expires December 2008. Chairman, Strategic Planning Committee. Attorney and entrepreneur. Partner, Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, LLP. Member, Board of Directors, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation. Chairman, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Continuing Legal Education Board.

Mickey D. Barnett Appointed August 2006. Term expires December 2013. Attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Former member, New Mexico State Senate. Former member, Appellate Nominating Commission for the New Mexico Supreme Court of Appeals. Former Legislative Assistant to Senator Pete Dominici of New Mexico.

James H. Bilbray Appointed August 2006. Term expires December 2006. Nominated for a full term that expires December 2015. Attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada. Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nevada. Former member, Nevada State Senate. Former Deputy District Attorney in Clark County, Nevada.

Carolyn Lewis Gallagher Appointed November 2004. Term expires December 2009. Member, Strategic Planning Committee. Member of the President’s Commission on the U.S. Postal Service. Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Texwood Furniture, Inc. A Trustee and the immediate past chair of the board of St. Edward’s University; and a Trustee of the Texas Employees Retirement System.

Louis J. Giuliano Appointed November 2004. Term expires December 2014. Chairman, Capital Projects Committee. Member, Audit and Finance Committee. Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of ITT Industries and President and Chief Executive Officer. Director of The ServiceMaster Company; and Senior Advisor at the Carlyle Group.

Katherine C. Tobin Appointed August 2006. Term Expires December 2012. Chairman, Board of Trustees, Preston High School, Bronx, New York. Member, Advisory Board, Mentor-Net, mentoring network for women in engineering and science. Former head of research teams at Hewlett-Packard Company and Catalyst, a non-profit organization for women in business.

Ellen C. Williams Appointed August 2006. Term expires December 2007. Principal, government affairs and lobbying firm. Former Vice Chairman, Kentucky Public Services Commission. Former Commissioner, Governor’s Office for Local Development. Former Chairman, Kentucky Republican Party. Staff assistant to former U.S. Representative Larry Hopkins.