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Alan Kessler Elected Chairman, Postal Service Board of Governors


Carolyn Gallagher is New Vice Chairman

WASHINGTON, DC — Philadelphia attorney Alan C. Kessler was elected chairman of the Postal Service Board of Governors and Austin, TX, businesswoman Carolyn Lewis Gallagher was elected vice chairman during today’s Board meeting.

Kessler was appointed to the Board by President Clinton in 2000 for a term that expires December 2008. He has served as vice chairman since 2005 and succeeds James C. Miller III as chairman. Miller was appointed to the Board in 2003 for a term that expires December 2010.

“First, I’d like to thank Jim Miller for his leadership over the past several years and during very dynamic times, including his guidance following passage of the Postal Act of 2006,” said Kessler. “I’m honored the Governors have given me the opportunity to serve as chairman and I look forward to helping the Postal Service navigate the future.”

Chairman Kessler is a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, LLP, with substantial experience in the defense of class-action litigation, including securities, antitrust, toxic tort and civil rights cases as well as a government relations and counseling practice. He has served on commissions, boards and authorities at the federal, state and local levels, including a 1994 Presidential appointment as vice chair of the Presidential/Congressional Commission on Risk Assessment and Risk Management. He currently serves on both state and local development boards.

Vice Chairman Gallagher was named a Governor by President Bush in 2004 for a term that expires December 2009. She is the former CEO of Texwood Furniture, Inc., and has served on numerous private and public sector boards. In 2003, Gallagher served on the President’s Commission on the United States Postal Service, which submitted a report titled “Embracing The Future.”

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