Washington, DC —President Barack Obama today designated Commissioner Ruth Y. Goldway Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission, succeeding Dan G. Blair. 

"I am honored to be Chairman of the Commission at a time of great challenge and uncertainty for the Nation's mail system," said Goldway. "I look forward to working with my fellow Commissioners to help steward the Postal Service through these turbulent times and to preserve an equitable, affordable universal mail system for the citizens, businesses and institutions across this country that depend upon it." 

Chairman Goldway was first nominated to the Commission in April 1998 by President Clinton and currently is serving her third term as Commissioner, which extends through November 22, 2014. She has represented the Commission on the State Department delegation to the Universal Postal Union. Her advocacy and leadership were instrumental in the Postal Service's adoption of the "Forever Stamp" in March 2007. 

Prior to joining the Commission, Goldway enjoyed a long career in public service and consumer advocacy, including service as: 
--Mayor and Council Member of the city of Santa Monica 
--Director of Public Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles 
--Assistant to the Director of California's Department of Consumer Affairs 
--Manager of Public Affairs for the Getty Trust, the largest arts and education foundation in the U.S. 

Goldway earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan, and received an M.A. in English Literature from Wayne State University. She is a founding member and serves as Co-Chair of Women in Logistics and Delivery Services (WILDS), and is on the board of Tree People and New Visions Foundation. Her family resides in Venice, California. 

"I am determined to establish and strengthen cooperative relationships with ordinary citizens, household customers and all stakeholders in the postal community to assure a vibrant and effective Postal Service in the years to come," Goldway said. 

Chairman Goldway's speeches, papers and further biographical information are available on the Commission's website at www.prc.gov. 
Ruth Goldway is an experienced regulatory and public affairs professional with expertise in citizen participation, consumer issues, urban planning issues, education and the arts, as well as the mailing industry. Commissioner Goldway was appointed Commissioner of the United States Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) by President George W. Bush in 2008 to serve a third term ending in November 2014. She was first appointed by President Clinton in April, 1998 to the predecessor agency, the Postal Rate Commission. The Postal Regulatory Commission oversees the performance and accountability of the U.S. Postal Service, the world's largest post and the second largest civilian employer in the United States. 

Last year, PARCEL did an in-depth article on Ruth Goldway and her work with WILDS and the PRC. Click here to read. She was also a featured speaker at the PARCEL Forum.