William D. Zollars

USPS Board of Governors

USPS Board of Governors William D. Zollars

William D. Zollars was appointed to the Postal Service Board of Governors by President Donald Trump and was confirmed by the Senate on June 18, 2020. Zollars will serve for the remainder of a seven-year term that expires on December 8, 2022.

Zollars first served his country in 1970, when he enlisted in the Army National Guard. During his years in private industry, he led large organizations in three different Fortune 500 companies and served on the board of directors of four different Fortune 500 companies.

As chairman, president and chief executive officer of YRC Worldwide, Inc., Zollars, led one of the largest and most recognizable global transportation service providers from 1999-2011. While at YRC, Zollars was a direct participant in the postal delivery process by providing consolidation and de-consolidation services on behalf of the USPS. Before that, Zollars was president of Yellow Transportation Inc., a position he accepted in 1996 as part of a major management transition for the company.

From 1994-1996, Zollars was senior vice president of Ryder Integrated Logistics, a $1.5 billion division of Ryder System, Inc., based in Miami, Florida. Previously, he spent 24 years in various executive positions at Eastman Kodak, including assignments in London, Toronto and Tokyo.

Zollars has actively worked for nearly 20 years on public boards in the healthcare, technology, real estate, and transportation industries. He currently serves on the boards of Cerner Corporation, ProLogis Inc., C2FO, Restone Logistics, and Main Street Data, an Agtech company.

Zollars is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Latest update: July 2020