Robert M. Duncan

USPS Board of Governors

USPS Board of Governors Robert M. Duncan

Robert M. Duncan was nominated to the Postal Service Board of Governors by President Donald J. Trump and was confirmed by the Senate in August 2018. The Senate confirmed Duncan for a second term in December 2019. His current term expires December 8, 2025. Duncan served as the 23rd chairman of the Board of Governors from September 2018 to February 2021. He currently serves on the Board’s Compensation and Governance Committee.

Duncan’s federal government service began in 1989, with an appointment to the President’s Commission on Executive Exchange. Duncan was 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 2012 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, Duncan served as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2007 to 2009. Duncan was also president and chief executive officer of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity from 2012 to 2016, and chairman and chief executive officer of a community bank in Kentucky, from which he retired in 2021. He is currently the chairman of the board of trustees at Alice Lloyd College, a private four-year liberal arts college in Pippa Passes, Kentucky. He taught democracy to former communist leaders through the International Republican Institute internationally, and he helped found the U.S. China High Level Political Party Leaders Dialogue.

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: January 2023