The White House issued the following press release:
James C. Miller, III – Governor, Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service
President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key Administration post:
James C. Miller, III, Nominee for Governor, Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service
James C. Miller, III is a Senior Advisor at the international law firm Husch Blackwell LLP. Mr. Miller previously served as a member of the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service from 2003 to 2011. He was Chairman of the Board from 2005 to 2008, as well as Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee and a member of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee. Earlier in his career, he was the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) from 1985 to 1988, and the first Administrator of OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Mr. Miller served as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission from 1981 to 1985. He is a member of the Board of Americans for Prosperity and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the Center for Study of Public Choice at George Mason University. Mr. Miller received his B.B.A. from the University of Georgia and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.
According to Mr. Miller’s bio on the USPS website
Governor Miller was named a governor of the U.S. Postal Service by President George W. Bush through a recess appointment on April 22, 2003, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in November2004 for a term that expired in December 2010. However, pursuant to 39 U.S.C., Section 202(b), a governor may serve up to one year beyond the expiration of a term or until a successor is appointed. He served as chairman of the Board of Governors from January 2005 to January 2008. He currently serves as chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee and as a member of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee.
Because of Mr. Miller’s repeated calls for privatizing the U.S. Postal Service, he has not been regarded as a friend of the postal unions. Mr. Miller has been considered “anti-union” over the years. His prepared statement to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on April 5, 2011 did nothing to change that view: