Donald L. Moak

USPS Board of Governors

USPS Board of Governors Donald L. Moak

Donald L. Moak was appointed to the Postal Service Board of Governors by President Donald J. Trump and was confirmed by the Senate on June 18, 2020. Moak served the remainder of a seven-year term that expired on December 8, 2022, and he is currently in his holdover year. He will continue to serve under his current appointment until December 8, 2023, unless he or a successor is nominated, confirmed and appointed prior to that date. He currently chairs the Board’s Compensation and Governance Committee and serves on the Audit and Finance Committee.

Moak is a co-founder and chief executive officer of The Moak Group, a public affairs, advocacy and business consulting firm. He brings to the board extensive experience within the corporate, labor and political worlds. Throughout his career, Moak has also been a leader for change in the air transportation industry and international policy.

During his time as a pilot, pilot leader and association leader, he helped ensure the future of American aviation and aviation jobs. He advocated for numerous policy changes related to international and domestic aviation policy and was a prominent spokesperson for aviation safety and effective aviation policy.

Moak began his career in government service when he attended the United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School in 1977. He served as a Marine Corps and Navy fighter pilot, retiring from military service in 2001 after holding the ranks of Captain in the United States Marine Corps, and Commander in the United States Navy.

After active duty, Moak worked as a B-767 Delta Air Lines captain and served as president and chief operating officer of the Air Line Pilots Association. He also served on both the AFL-CIO Executive Council and Financial Oversight Committee for the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department; had a seat on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC); and was a member of the FAA Management Advisory Council (MAC) on management, policy, spending and regulatory matters.

Moak is a graduate of the University of West Florida.

Latest update: January 2023