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.
James C. Miller III, Chairman Appointed April 2003. Term expires December 2010. 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 of the Governance and 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. He serves as a member of the Capital Projects Committee and the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee. 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 Domenici of New Mexico.
James H. Bilbray Appointed August 2006. Term expires December 2015. Member of the Capital Projects Committee and the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee. 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. Chairman of the Compensation and Management Resources Committee and is a member of the Audit and Finance Committee. 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 and the Compensation and Management Resources 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.
Thurgood Marshall, Jr. Appointed December 2006. Term expires December 2011. Member, Audit and Finance Committee and Capital Projects Committee. Partner at Bingham McCutchen and principal with Bingham Consulting Group. Served President Clinton as Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary. Former Director of Legislative Affairs and Deputy Counsel for Vice President Gore.
Katherine C. Tobin Appointed August 2006. Term Expires December 2012. She serves as Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee and is a member of the Compensation and Management Resources Committee. 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 nonprofit organization for women in business.
Ellen C. Williams Appointed August 2006. Term expires December 2007. Nominated for a full term that expires December 2014. Member of the Compensation and Management Resources Committee and the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee. 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.