Democrat elected to USPS board of governors earlier than postal service could also be reorganized
Ron Bloom, a former Obama administration official and union leader, was chosen to serve as Chairman of the US Postal Service Board of Governors. bloom replaced Robert “Mike” Duncan, a former Republican National Committee chairman who remains on the board as governor.
Bloom says he plans to “revitalize” USPS and restore its functionality, a move that “will further anchor the postal service as an integral part of our government’s critical national infrastructure and provide 160 million Americans with excellent value, reliable and affordable mail and parcel delivery offers households six and seven days a week, ”said a press release.
“We and our stakeholders need to come together, face our challenges openly, make the necessary decisions and do what is right for this great organization and our country, ”he said.
Bloom worked with the Obama administration on the bailout for the auto industry. He initially worked as a senior consultant for the finance minister, who plays a key role in the implementation of the bailout.
After the reorganization, he led the Treasury Department’s oversight of GM and Chrysler, including GM’s initial public offering – the largest in US history at the time. In 2011, President Obama named Bloom as Assistant to the President for Manufacturing Policy. In that role, he led policy development and strategic planning for the administration’s agenda to revitalize manufacturing, ”read a press release.
Bloom has been Vice Chairman and Managing Partner at Brookfield Asset Management since 2016.
The move is facing a possible reorganization of the postal service under the administration of Biden, which has been called to correct the changes made by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.
DeJoy, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump, was heavily criticized last year for slowing down and cutting services when Trump launched a month-long campaign against postal ballots that he claimed was vulnerable to fraud without evidence.
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