Chairman, USPS Board of Governors
Ron A. Bloom was nominated to the Postal Service Board of Governors by President Donald Trump, confirmed by the Senate and began his service Aug. 20, 2019. Bloom served the remainder of a seven-year term that expired Dec. 8, 2020, and is currently in a holdover year. He was unanimously elected by his fellow Governors on Feb. 9, 2021, to serve as the 24th Chairman of the Board of Governors.
During his career of more than 40 years, Bloom has had senior leadership roles for labor unions, leading financial services firms and the Federal Government.
Since 2016, Bloom has been a Vice Chairman and Managing Partner at Brookfield Asset Management, with a focus on helping the firm invest and manage its $50 billion Private Equity Group. As part of his work at Brookfield, he serves on the Board of Directors of Westinghouse Electric Company and Clarios.
Previously, Bloom was Vice Chairman, U.S. Investment Banking and Managing Director at Lazard. During his time at there, he advised the National Association of Letter Carriers on postal issues. As a Vice President at Lazard, he focused on corporate transactions including mergers, acquisitions, restructuring and divestitures.
From 2009 to 2011, Bloom served the Obama Administration, first as a senior advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury helping to lead the U.S. auto industry restructuring following the 2008 recession. After the restructuring, he led the Treasury’s Oversight of GM and Chrysler, including GM’s Initial Public Offering — at the time the largest IPO in U.S. history. In 2011, President Obama appointed Bloom to serve as Assistant to the President on Manufacturing Policy. He provided leadership on policy development and strategic planning for the Administration’s agenda to revitalize the manufacturing sector.
Prior to that, Bloom served for 13 years as a Special Assistant to the President of the United Steelworkers, leading the union’s efforts to restructure the North American steel industry. He was responsible for collective bargaining program in the union’s core jurisdictions and also coordinated union relationships with both public and private investors. Before joining the Steelworkers, Bloom was one of the founding partners of the investment banking firm of Keilin and Bloom.
Bloom earlier served as a research and negotiating specialist for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). He began his career as the New England Regional Director of the Jewish Labor Committee.
Bloom completed his undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University in 1977 and received his MBA with Distinction from the Harvard Business School in 1985.
Latest update: February 2021