Ann C. Fisher and Ashley E. Poling have begun their first term as commissioners of the Postal Regulatory Commission. President Donald Trump nominated Fisher and Poling for terms that extend through 2024.
The Postal Regulatory Commission is an independent federal agency that provides regulatory oversight over the Postal Service to ensure the transparency and accountability of the Postal Service and foster a vital and efficient universal mail system. The Commission is comprised of five Presidentially-appointed and Senate-confirmed Commissioners, each serving terms of six years.
Ms. Fisher and Ms. Poling assume their roles at a critical time, as the Commission is currently involved in a major review of the system for setting Market Dominant rates.
Ms. Fisher began her tenure at the Commission in 2007 as chief of staff for then-Chairman Dan Blair. Over the past 11 years, she has served as the Commission’s Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations.
Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Poling served as the Director of Governmental Affairs and Senior Counsel to Ranking Member Gary C. Peters on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee where she advised Senator Peters on policy issues, negotiated with stakeholders to advance bipartisan legislation, and implemented strategies to advance Senator Peters’ governmental affairs priorities.
Ms. Poling also served as Senior Policy Counsel to Senator Heidi Heitkamp and as Counsel to Senator Jon Tester on their respective Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittees, where she focused on postal reform and federal workforce issues.
Source: Post and Parcel