President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Friday announced his intent to nominate Daniel Tangherlini and Derek Kan for the United States Postal Service Board of Governors to replace outgoing Governors Ron Bloom and John Barger.
The USPS serves hundreds of millions of Americans across the nation every day, and “President Biden is committed to supporting USPS workers so that they can continue delivering for their fellow Americans, particularly those in rural communities, veterans, and older Americans who rely so heavily on the Postal Service,” the White House said. “President Biden is also committed to strengthening and modernizing this critical public institution and its services to ensure it continues serving the American people for decades to come.”
The Board consists of up to nine governors appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, and no more than five governors may be from the same party.
Read their official biographies as released by the White House.
Daniel Tangherlini, Nominee for Governor, United States Postal Service
Dan Tangherlini has served in leadership roles in the public, non-profit and private sectors. His interest is in bringing increased equity and efficiency to business, philanthropy, and government through the thoughtful application of technology, process and systems reform.
His private sector work experience includes various roles in technology firms and providing consulting and facilitation support to businesses and nonprofits with an emphasis on finance and real estate. His government experience includes serving as the Administrator of the General Services Administration and Chief Financial Officer at the Department of the Treasury, as City Administrator and Deputy Mayor of Washington, D.C. under Mayor Fenty; as Interim General Manager of DC’s Metro; the first Director of the D.C. Department of Transportation; the CFO of the DC Metropolitan Police Department; and various roles in the Federal Government at the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.
Tangherlini received a B.A. and M.A. in public policy studies from the University of Chicago, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Dan and his wife have two daughters.
Derek Kan, Nominee for Governor, United States Postal Service
Derek Kan is currently an executive at Deliverr, an ecommerce fulfillment startup. Prior to this role, Mr. Kan served as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President and also served as the Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Prior to his service, Mr. Kan was the General Manager for Lyft and a Director of the Amtrak Board, for which he was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Kan was a policy advisor to the former Senate Majority Leader. Before his time on Capitol Hill, Mr. Kan served as a Presidential Management Fellow at the White House Office of Management and Budget. Mr. Kan received a B.S. from the University of Southern California, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.