THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ERNESTA BALLARD AS MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS AT THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Ernesta Ballard to serve as a Member of the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service.
Ms. Ballard, of Ketchikan, Alaska, is founder and principal of Ballard & Associates, a consulting firm that provides strategic planning with special emphasis on complex regulatory problems. From 1989 to 1994, Ms. Ballard was Chief Executive Officer of the Cape Fox Corporation, where she directed all daily operations including finance and accounting, strategic planning, sales and marketing, risk management, and legal affairs. She served in the Reagan Administration as a Regional Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency in the Pacific Northwest.
Ms. Ballard sits on a number of boards serving local and statewide interests, including the Alaska Forest Association and the Southeast Alaska Regional Aquaculture Association. She is on the Board of the Ketchikan General Hospital and LifeCenter Northwest, the organ procurement agency for the Pacific Northwest. Ms. Ballard received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, attended Oxford University as a John Thouron Scholar, and received an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
The Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service directs and controls the expenditures and reviews the practices and policies of the United States Postal Service. The Board consists of eleven members, nine of whom are appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The other two members are the Postmaster General and the Deputy Postmaster General. Members serve for a term of nine years on a part-time basis.