Members of the Board of Governors

Louis J. Giuliano Chairman, USPS Board of Governors

Louis J. Giuliano

Chairman, USPS Board of Governors


Louis J. Giuliano, chairman of the Board of Governors and former chairman, president and CEO of ITT Corp., has a strong private sector background. At ITT, he was responsible for leading the creation of a strategic vision and an effective operating strategy for this Fortune 500 global-industrial company.

He was named a governor of the U.S. Postal Service by President George W. Bush through a recess appointment on November 3, 2004. He was confirmed by the Senate in June 2005 for the remainder of the term that expired December 8, 2005, and for a full nine-year term that expires in December 2014. He served as vice chairman of the board from February 2009 to January 2010. He currently serves as chairman of the Operations Subcommittee and is a member of the Compensation and Management Resources Committee.

During his tenure at ITT, he played a key role in improving the company’s operating performance, leading to higher margins, increased cash flow, and significant growth in shareholder value. He led the introduction and implementation of a Value-Based Six Sigma strategy designed to streamline processes and increase operating effectiveness of the company. He joined ITT in 1988 as vice president of the corporation and vice president of Defense Operations at ITT Defense.

Before joining ITT, Governor Giuliano served in numerous positions with Allied-Signal including president of the Avionics Systems Group, which included seven operating units nationwide.

Governor Giuliano serves on the board of the John Maneely Company and as a senior advisor to The Carlyle Group, and he is an active member of the CEO Forum and the Advisory Board for the Princeton University Faith and Work Initiative.

He is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry and a Master of Business Administration.

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March 2011

Thurgood Marshall, Jr. Vice Chairman, USPS Board of Governors

Thurgood Marshall, Jr.

Vice Chairman, USPS Board of Governors


Thurgood Marshall, Jr., vice chairman of the Board of Governors, is an attorney in Washington, D.C., and former member of the White House senior staff in the Clinton Administration.

He was appointed a governor of the U.S. Postal Service by President George W. Bush on December 15, 2006, for a term that expires December 8, 2011. He serves as chairman of the Government Relations and Regulatory Committee and as a member of the Audit and Finance Committee.

Governor Marshall is a partner at Bingham McCutchen and a principal with the Bingham Consulting Group. He has developed legislative and regulatory strategies for clients involved in corporate mergers, professional and amateur sports, commercial aviation, utility and banking regulation, pharmaceuticals and legal process reforms.

Previously, Marshall served President Clinton as assistant to the president and cabinet secretary from 1997 to 2001. In that position, he was the primary liaison between the president and the executive branch agencies. He was a member of the President's Management Council, served as a senior member of the Continuity in Government team and directed the White House response to natural disasters and transportation emergencies. Marshall also served as vice chair of the White House Olympic Task Force, coordinating the involvement of two dozen federal agencies in preparation for the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Prior to his appointment as cabinet secretary, Marshall was director of Legislative Affairs and deputy counsel for Vice President Al Gore and was a member of the congressional leadership staff. He has held counsel positions with the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, as well as the Governmental Affairs Committee. On Capitol Hill, he worked extensively on a wide range of legislative initiatives including federal employee retirement and health benefits.

Marshall, the son of former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, began his legal career as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Barrington D. Parker of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He received a BA and Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia and he serves on the boards of a publicly traded company and several nonprofit entities, including the Ford Foundation. Marshall lives in the Washington, D.C., area with his wife Teddi Levy Marshall and sons Will and Patrick.

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January 2010

Patrick R. Donahoe Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer

Patrick R. Donahoe

Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer


Patrick R. Donahoe was named the 73rd Postmaster General of the United States of America on October 25, 2010. A 35-year postal veteran, he reports to the Postal Service Board of Governors.

Prior to being named Postmaster General, Donahoe served as the 19th deputy postmaster general ― the second highest-ranking postal official ― and chief operating officer. In his dual roles, Donahoe had responsibility for the day-to-day activities of 574,000 career employees working in more than 32,000 facilities supported by a fleet of nearly 216,000 vehicles. Additionally, he was responsible for mail processing, transportation, field operations, engineering, delivery, retail, facilities and network operations.

As chief operating officer, Donahoe was instrumental in the Postal Service achieving record levels of service and customer satisfaction, significant workplace improvements and a cumulative increase of productivity of over 50 percent since 2001, including seven straight years of productivity gains. The Postal Service has annual revenues of $68 billion and delivers nearly half the world’s mail.

Donahoe entered the Postal Service as a clerk in Pittsburgh, PA, and has had a long and distinguished career in postal operations. His previous officer positions include chief operating officer and executive vice president, senior vice president of Operations, senior vice president of Human Resources and vice president of Allegheny Area Operations.

Donahoe earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science degree as a Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

A native of Pittsburgh, Donahoe and his wife have two children.

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March 2011

Ronald A. Stroman Deputy Postmaster General

Ronald A. Stroman

Deputy Postmaster General


Ronald A. Stroman was named the 20th Deputy Postmaster General (DPMG) in March 2011. As the second-highest ranking postal executive, he serves on the Postal Service Board of Governors and on Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe’s Executive Leadership Team.

As DPMG, Stroman works closely with the mailing industry to help strengthen relationships and identify opportunities to improve interactions with postal customers. Reporting to Stroman are the vice presidents of Government Relations, Corporate Communications, Consumer and Industry Affairs, and the Judicial Officer. He also has the lead role in working with Congress to restructure the prefunding of retiree health benefits, adjust delivery frequency, and gain greater flexibility in aligning the Postal Service processing, distribution and retail networks.

Stroman has more than 30 years of professional experience in government, legislative affairs and leadership before becoming DPMG. From 1978 to 1984, he was an attorney with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He then moved into a position as counsel on the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. He also worked for the Committee on Government Operations and became a deputy minority staff director for the Government Reform and Oversight Committee.

In 1997, Stroman took a director’s position with the U.S. Department of Transportation. In 2001, he joined the General Accounting Office as managing director for the Office of Opportunity and Inclusiveness. He returned to the House in 2009, where he served as staff director, Committee on Oversight and Government Relations prior to joining the Postal Service.

Stroman earned his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University Law Center.

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April 2011

Mickey D. Barnett Member, USPS Board of Governors

Mickey D. Barnett

Member, USPS Board of Governors


Mickey D. Barnett, an attorney and former New Mexico state senator, was appointed a governor of the U.S. Postal Service by President George W. Bush on August 17, 2006, for a term that expires December 8, 2013. He serves as a member of the Audit and Finance Committee and the Compensation and Management Resources Committee.

Governor Barnett has a history of public service in addition to his career in the private sector. Currently, Governor Barnett is the managing partner with the Barnett Law Firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a general practice law firm focusing on litigation. He is a member of the Bar Association of the State of New Mexico, the U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court, and is a member of the Federalist Society. He also was a member of the Appellate Nominating Commission for the New Mexico Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals from 1995 to 2002.

Governor Barnett served the public in the New Mexico State Senate from 1980 to 1984. Previously he served the federal government as a legislative assistant to Senator Pete Domenici (1972–1976).

For more than thirty years, Governor Barnett has actively participated in public life and politics in a variety of capacities. His public sector work, often as a volunteer, has always sought to help increase both the efficiency of the government as well as its protection of individual liberties.

He is a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University, receiving a Bachelor of business administration. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from George Washington University National Law Center in 1977. Governor Barnett and his wife, Janet, live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They have two children, Frank and Jennifer.

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March 2011

James H. Bilbray Member, USPS Board of Governors

James H. Bilbray

Member, USPS Board of Governors


James H. Bilbray, an attorney and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nevada, was appointed a governor of the U.S. Postal Service by President George W. Bush on August 17, 2006, for a term that expired December 8, 2006. He was reappointed on December 15, 2006, by President Bush to an additional nine-year term that expires December 8, 2015. He is a member of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee and the Government Relations and Regulatory Committee.

Governor Bilbray has been a member of the State Bar of Nevada since 1965 and is currently an attorney with Kaempfer Crowell Renshaw Gronauer & Fiorentino in Las Vegas. In the 1960s, Bilbray was a deputy district attorney in Clark County, Nevada, and served as chief counsel for the Clark County Juvenile Department. He also served as an alternate Las Vegas municipal judge from 1978 to 1980. He also served as a member of the California-Nevada High Speed Train Commission from 2007–2009.

Governor Bilbray was elected to the Nevada State Senate in 1981 where he served until his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1987. He served in the House until 1995 and was a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Armed Services Committee, the Intelligence Committee, and the Small Business Committee. He also served as a member of the Select Committee on Hunger and the Select Committee on Aging. He also was a member of the 2005 Base Closing and Realignment Commission, a former member of the Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (1996–2000), and a member of the Board of Regents, University of Nevada system (1968–1972).

He attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where he served as student body president, and was one of the founders and the first president of UNLV’s alumni association. Governor Bilbray is a graduate of American University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in government and public administration and a Juris Doctorate degree from the American University Law School.

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March 2010

James C. Miller III Member, USPS Board of Governors

James C. Miller III

Member, USPS Board of Governors


James C. Miller III, a former director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, is senior advisor at the international law firm Husch Blackwell, LLP, and has broad government, private sector, and academic experience.

Governor Miller was named a governor of the U.S. Postal Service by President George W. Bush through a recess appointment on April 22, 2003, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in November 2004 for a term that expired in December 2010. However, pursuant to 39 U.S.C., Section 202(b), a governor may serve up to one year beyond the expiration of a term or until a successor is appointed. He served as chairman of the Board of Governors from January 2005 to January 2008. He currently serves as chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee and as a member of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee.

As the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Governor Miller was a member of the President’s cabinet and a member of the National Security Council (1985–1988). Before that he served as Chairman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (1981–1985).

Governor Miller was vice chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States (1987–1988) and is a distinguished fellow at the Center for Study of Public Choice at George Mason University. He is also a senior fellow (by courtesy) of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, is a member of the Board of Americans for Prosperity, and is chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Tax and Investment Center.

Governor Miller is a member of the Boards of Washington Mutual Investors Fund, the Tax-Exempt Fund of Maryland, the Tax-Exempt Fund of Virginia, the JPMorgan Value Opportunities Fund, and Clean Energy Fuels Corporation. In addition, Governor Miller has authored more than 100 articles in professional journals and has authored, co-authored, or edited nine books.

He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia in 1964 and a Doctorate in economics from the University of Virginia in 1969. He and his wife Demaris have three children and four grandchildren.

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March 2011

Dennis J. Toner Member, USPS Board of Governors

Dennis J. Toner

Member, USPS Board of Governors


Dennis J. Toner was appointed a governor of the U.S. Postal Service by President Barack Obama on September 17, 2010, for a term that expires December 8, 2012. Governor Toner serves as a member of the Compensation and Management Resources Committee and the Operations Subcommittee.

For 34 years, Governor Toner directed policy, public and political affairs on the staff of then-Senator and now-Vice President Joseph Biden, Jr., and served as his deputy chief of staff from 1995 to 2005.

Following his career on the staff in the United States Senate, Governor Toner launched a private practice, Horizon Advisors, which provides guidance and strategic planning to private clients and non-profit organizations. Horizon Advisors also maintains a professional resource network intended to advise and promote dialogue among the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Governor Toner is a graduate of the University of Delaware and lives in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, with his wife of 32 years, Ann Toner. The Toners have three children, Sara, Matthew and Paul.

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March 2011

Ellen C. Williams Member, USPS Board of Governors

Ellen C. Williams

Member, USPS Board of Governors


Ellen C. Williams, formerly with the Kentucky Public Service Commission, was appointed a governor of the U.S. Postal Service by President George W. Bush on August 17, 2006, for a term that expired December 8, 2007, and was reappointed on June 6, 2008, for an additional term that expires December 8, 2014. Governor Williams is chairman of the Compensation and Management Resources Committee and a member of the Government Relations and Regulatory Committee.

After more than 25 years in government and politics, Governor Williams launched her own business, Capital Network, a government affairs and lobbying firm. She previously served as vice chairman of the Kentucky Public Service Commission and as commissioner of the Governor’s Office for Local Development.

Governor Williams has been active in state and national politics. She served as chairman of the Republican Party of Kentucky and was actively involved in the 1984, 1988, 1996 and 2000 presidential elections. She also was active in two Kentucky gubernatorial campaigns and the state’s congressional and senate campaigns. She began her political career in 1982 as a staff assistant to former Kentucky Congressman Larry Hopkins.

She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky.

Governor Williams lives in Anderson County, Kentucky, with her two teenage sons, Sam and Joey.

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March 2010