Chairman, USPS Board of Governors
In August 2018, the Senate confirmed Robert M. (Mike) Duncan to serve as a Governor of the U.S. Postal Service for the remainder of a term that expired in September 2018. He continues to serve in this position during a holdover year and has been nominated to serve an additional seven-year term that expires on December 8, 2025. Duncan was elected Chairman of the Board of Governors in September 2018.
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. Duncan served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority from 2006 to 2011 and as the Board’s Chairman 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, he served as Chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2007 to 2009. As RNC Chairman, he raised an unprecedented $428 million and grew the donor base to 1.8 million – more donors than at any time in RNC history. Duncan was also 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.
Latest update: August 2019