USPS Board Of Governors Member Alan Kessler Reappointed

New Term Extends to 2015

WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama has appointed Postal Service Board of Governors member Alan C. Kessler of Philadelphia to a second term that will expire Dec. 8, 2015.

Kessler, who was first appointed by President Clinton in 2000, served as chairman of the Board of Governors from January 2008 to January 2009. He currently serves as co-chair of the board’s Governance and Strategic Planning Committee and served as vice chairman of the board from 2005 until his election as chairman in January 2008.

An attorney and partner in the international, Philadelphia-based firm of Duane Morris LLP, Kessler has served on numerous commissions, boards and authorities at the federal, state and local levels, including the 1992-93 Presidential Transition Team and the 1994-98 Presidential/Congressional Commission on Risk Assessment and Risk Management. He served as finance vice chair of the Democratic National Committee and was a member of the Electoral College, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2000.

Kessler currently serves on both state and local development boards and has served as chairman of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Continuing Legal Education Board. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.

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