Obama Nominates Democrat
Stephen Crawford, Nominee for Governor, Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service
Stephen Crawford is a research professor at the George Washington Institute of Public Policy at George Washington University. From 2009 to 2011, he served as Vice President for Policy & Research at the Corporation for Enterprise Development, and from 2008 to 2009 as Deputy Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. Previously, Mr. Crawford was the Director of Social, Economic and Workforce Programs at the National Governors Association from 2002 to 2007 and Vice President, Treasurer, and Board Secretary of the National Policy Association from 2000 to 2002. Earlier in his career, he served as Executive Director of the Governors’ Workforce Investment Board for the State of Maryland from 1997 to 2000. Mr. Crawford served in the U.S. Army, including as an infantry officer in Vietnam, and he was awarded a Bronze Star. He holds a B.A. from Cornell University, a M.G.A from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Political experience includes positions as president of the United Democrats of Frederick County (MD); elected member of the Frederick County Board of Education; and Democratic nominee of MD’s 6th Congressional District (1996). Crawford also served three years in the U.S. Army (airborne, ranger), one as infantry officer, Vietnam (Bronze Star).
As President-Elect Barack Obama named Stephen Crawford to his transition team for the United States Postal Service and Postal Regulatory Commission.