Ashley E Poling elected Vice Chair of US PRC

The US Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has appointed Ashley E Poling as Vice Chairwoman, after she was unanimously elected to succeed Vice Chairman Michael Kubyanda.

The post is a one year term under PRC rules. Chairman Taub said he is elated Commissioner Poling has agreed to serve in the capacity of Vice Chairwoman. “She has a unique understanding of the challenges at hand and understands the importance of the regulators’ role as we navigate the complexities involved in making sure we have a vibrant postal system for years to come.”

Each Commissioner on the PRC is appointed by the sitting US President and confirmed by the Senate. Poling was confirmed as a Commissioner for the remainder of a six-year term in 2019 that ends in 2024. Prior to taking up the post, amongst other roles, she was Senior Policy Counsel to Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and as Counsel to Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) on their respective Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittees, where she focused extensively on postal reform, rural access, and service issues.

“I am honoured to be elected Vice Chairwoman by my colleagues. Ensuring the transparency and accountability of the U.S. Postal Service and tackling the many challenges it faces are essential parts of the Commission’s role. I look forward to actively engaging with Congress and stakeholders across the postal community to find solutions that best serve the American people, and to continuing our work in fostering a vital and efficient universal mail system,” said Poling.