USPS Board of Governors
Ron A. Bloom was nominated to serve on the Postal Service Board of Governors by President Donald Trump, confirmed by the Senate and began his service on Aug. 20, 2019. Bloom will serve the remainder of a seven-year term that expires on Dec. 8, 2020. He currently chairs the Board's Strategy and Innovation Committee.
Before joining the Postal Service, Bloom worked for Lazard Freres & Co., a financial advisory and asset management firm. In 1990, he formed his own investment banking firm, Keilin and Bloom, which specialized in representing the interests of unions and employee groups in corporate bankruptcies and restructuring situations. From 1996 through 2008, he served as Special Assistant to the President of the United Steelworkers (USW). In that role, Bloom represented the USW in major contract negotiations.
From 2009 to 2011, Bloom served as a senior advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury, first on the auto industry, where he helped to lead the effort to restructure the U.S. auto industry following the 2008 recession and later on manufacturing policy. In 2011, President Barack Obama appointed Bloom to serve as Assistant to the President on Manufacturing Policy.
In 2012, he returned to Lazard, where he served as Vice Chairman, U.S. Investment Banking. During his time at Lazard, he advised the National Association of Letter Carriers on postal issues.
In 2016, Bloom joined Brookfield Asset Management, where he serves as Vice Chairman and Managing Partner. As part of his work at Brookfield, serves on the Board of Directors of Westinghouse Electric Company and Clarios.
Bloom completed his undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University in 1977 and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1985.
Latest update: December 2019