Amber F. McReynolds

USPS Board of Governors

USPS Board of Governors Amber F. McReynolds

Amber F. McReynolds was appointed to the Postal Service Board of Governors by President Joseph R. Biden and was confirmed by the Senate on May 13, 2021. McReynolds will serve for the remainder of a seven-year term that expires on December 8, 2026. She currently chairs the Board’s Election Mail Committee and is a member of the Operations Committee.

McReynolds is a leading expert on election administration and policy. Her professional career has been focused on strengthening democratic institutions with a goal of improving the voting experience for all: first as an election official, serving as the director of elections for the City and County of Denver, Colorado; then as a thought leader and founding chief executive officer for the National Vote at Home Institute and Coalition; and now serving as a senior advisor and supporting various nonpartisan organizations across the United States.

As the former director of elections for the City and County of Denver, Colorado, McReynolds led the implementation of a first-in-the-nation ballot tracking, reporting, and communication program to increase accountability and enhance security for mail ballots. Her efforts garnered national and international awards and helped to shape Colorado’s vote-by-mail expansion in 2013. In 2018, Governing Magazine named her as a Top Public Official of the Year for her work to improve the voting process. She was also recognized as a 2020 Top Women in Business in Colorado.

McReynolds is the co-author of the book When Women Vote. She serves on the National Election Task Force on Election Crises, and the National Council on Election Integrity. She also serves as an advisory board member for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Election and Data Science Lab, as a board member for the Election Reformers Network; Represent Women; City Year Denver; and on various advisory boards for other national organizations focused on improving election administration.  McReynolds also served on the 2021 Colorado Independent Redistricting Commission.

McReynolds is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is also a Certified Election Registration Administrator.

Latest update: January 2023