Robert M. Duncan’s appointment to the Postal Service Board of Governors by President Donald Trump was confirmed by the Senate in August of 2018. Duncan, of Kentucky, is serving the remainder of a seven-year term that expires Dec. 8, 2018, and is nominated to serve another seven-year term expiring Dec. 8, 2025.
Duncan was elected chairman of the Board of Governors on Sept. 13, 2018, and also appointed vice chairman of the board’s Temporary Emergency Committee.
His federal government service began in 1989 with an appointment to the President’s Commission on Executive Exchange. Duncan was also assistant director of the White House Office of Public Liaison under President George H.W. Bush, and he served as Chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2007 to 2009. Duncan served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority from 2006 to 2011. He was chairman of TVA’s board from 2009 to 2010. In 2017, he was named the 17th chairman of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.
Outside of government service, Duncan was president and CEO of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. He taught democracy to former communist leaders through the International Republican Institute, and he participated in the EastWest Institute’s U.S. China High Level Political Party Leaders Dialogue. He is the chairman of the board of trustees at Alice Lloyd College, a private four-year liberal arts college in Pippa Passes, Kentucky, and chairman and CEO of the Inez Deposit Bank in Inez, Kentucky.
Duncan holds degrees from University of the Cumberlands and the University of Kentucky College of Law, and he has completed various executive education programs.