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White House Announces Postal Board of Governors Nominations

Today, the White House issued a press release announcing its plans to nominate Amber McReynolds, Ron Stroman and Anton Hajjaar to the Postal Board of Governors. Currently, there are three vacancies on the board with terms that expire in 2021, 2023 and 2026. Once the White House officially sends the nominations to the Senate, we will know which terms each is nominated to fill.

Ron Stroman recently served as the former Deputy Postmaster General and Chief Government Relations Officer for the United States Postal Service. He retired in 2020. Prior to joining USPS, Stroman worked on Capitol Hill, serving on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the House Judiciary Committee. In addition, Stroman also served in the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development. He received his undergraduate degree from Manhattan College and his juris doctorate from Rutgers University. Stroman also recently served as the head of the Postal Service Agency Review Team, which also included NALC Chief of Staff Jim Sauber.

Amber McReynolds is one of the country’s leading experts on election administration and policy and co-authored of the book “When Women Vote”. She is the CEO for the National Vote at Home Institute and Coalition and is the former Director of Elections for Denver, Colorado where she developed the nation’s most sophisticated vote by mail system. She has proven that designing pro-voter policies, voter-centric processes, and implementing technical innovations will improve representation for all voters. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and her masters from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Anton Hajjaar is the former general counsel of the American Postal Workers Union. Hajjar’s experience includes pro bono employment discrimination, including of Arab-and Muslim-Americans after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He continues to advise the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. He currently serves on the American Law Institute’s governing board. He received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University and his juris doctorate from Tulane University Law School.

“NALC appreciates the White House prioritizing these vacancies and looks forward to working with the Senate to move their nominations as soon as possible.” said NALC President Rolando. “NALC urges the White House and Senate to also renominate Ron Bloom, who was recently named as Chairman of the Board of Governors and whose term expired in December.” Bloom continues to serve during a one-year holdover year permitted under the law.