The White House announced on Friday that President Obama has nominated Dr. Katherine C. Tobin (Democrat) to serve on the Board of Governors of the US Postal Service. President George W. Bush appointed her to a 6-year term as a Governor of the U.S. Postal Service in August 2006. In 2009 she left to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Performance Improvement at the Department of Education. Tobin served as Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee and as a member of the Compensation and Management Resources Committee.
From the White House press announcement:
Dr. Katherine C. Tobin, Nominee for Governor, Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service
Dr. Katherine C. Tobin served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Performance Improvement at the Department of Education from May 2009 to February 2011. From 2006 to 2009, Dr. Tobin was a member of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, where she was Chairman of the Board’s Audit and Finance Committee. She was a Senior Market Research Manager at TNS from 2003 to 2005 and at Catalyst, a nonprofit working to advance women in business, from 1998 to 2003. In 1994, she founded the Leadership Institute, LLC, which advised corporations on market research and management issues. Earlier in her career, Dr. Tobin worked in management and development for a diverse group of educational and corporate institutions, including Manhattanville College, the University of Nevada, Stanford University, and Hewlett-Packard. Dr. Tobin earned a B.A. from Skidmore College, a M.A. from the University of Massachusetts’ School of Education, and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University’s School of Education.