Chairman, USPS Board of Governors
Roman Martinez IV was appointed to the Postal Service Board of Governors by President Donald J. Trump and was confirmed by the Senate on August 1, 2019. Martinez will serve for the remainder of a seven-year term that expires on December 8, 2024. On January 12, 2022, he was unanimously elected by his fellow Governors to serve as the 25th chairman of the Board of Governors. On November 10, 2022, he was unanimously reelected by his fellow Governors to continue serving as chairman of the Board of Governors. Previously, he was unanimously elected by his fellow Governors to serve as the vice chairman of the Board of Governors on February 9, 2021. Since October 3, 2019, he has also chaired the Board's Audit and Finance Committee, and he has served on the Election Mail Committee since February 1, 2022.
Martinez began his career as an investment banker in 1971 at Kuhn Loeb & Company, which merged with Lehman Brothers in 1977. He became a partner there in 1978 and worked as managing director in investment banking until his retirement in 2003. Throughout his career, he was involved in most aspects of investment banking, including public and private financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and overall corporate financial advice. Since 2003, he has served on the board of directors for several companies, including Cigna Corporation, Orbital ATK and Bacardi Limited.
Martinez has been actively involved with nonprofit organizations, including serving as vice chairman of the Investment Advisory Council of the State Board of Administration of Florida, which required confirmation by the Florida Senate. He also serves on the board of trustees of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, on the board of overseers of the International Rescue Committee, and as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. From 2005 to 2017, he served on the board of trustees of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
A graduate of Boston College, Martinez also obtained a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Latest update: January 2023