Sec. John M. McHugh Joins “Next Steps” Closing Session
PostalVision Session to Feature Renowned Policy Leaders
On top of the many great topics and speakers already announced for the upcoming June 5-7, 2019, PostalVision event to be held at The Ritz Carlton Pentagon City, we are thrilled to announce that Sec. John M. McHugh will be joining our closing panel discussion along with the Hon. David Williams, Vice Chair, USPS Board of Governors and the Hon. Robert Taub, Chair, Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). Sec. McHugh, in addition to being former Secretary of the U.S. Army, served for 9 terms as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives – 6 years of which were spent as Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Postal Service where he spearheaded legislative efforts that culminated in the passage of the most recent postal reform legislation, the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) in 2006.
The PostalVision event closing discussion session, “Reform Policy Strategy – Where Do We Go From Here?” promises to be an insightful and energetic discussion with renowned postal and policy leaders from diverse perspectives. Not only does Sec. McHugh bring a wealth of legislative experience and insight, he currently serves as Chairman of the Package Coalition. And the two other leaders who will join in the event closing session both bring a wealth of experience and expertise. The Hon. David Williams currently serves as Vice Chair of the USPS Board of Governors in addition to having extensive experience as USPS Inspector General and Inspector General of five other federal agencies. The Hon. Robert Taub has served for more than 6 years on the Postal Regulatory Commission and currently is Chair of the PRC as well as having served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative John M. McHugh (R-NY) for the preceding decade.
The closing session is just one of the many high level sessions to be held at the PostalVision event! More information on event highlights as well as the full agenda can be found on the PostalVision web site.
(partial bio – full bio available on PostalVision website) John M. McHugh was sworn into office as the 21st Secretary of the United States Army on September 21, 2009, following his nomination by President Barack Obama and confirmation by the United States Senate. Secretary McHugh served until November 1, 2015, making him the second longest-serving Army secretary in U.S. history. As Secretary, McHugh functioned as Chief Executive Officer of the world’s most powerful landforce, responsible for more than one million soldiers, more than 400,000 civilian and contractor employees, and a nearly $250 billion budget. Secretary McHugh fundamentally reshaped how the Army does business, through comprehensive acquisition reform, innovative energy solutions, reducing the size of Army headquarters, and civilian workforce transformation.
Prior to becoming Secretary of the Army, he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Northern and Central New York. During his nine terms in the U.S. House of Representatives – all of which he served on the House Armed Services Committee – he earned a reputation as a strong advocate for soldiers and families. He also served as a member of Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and for six years as Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Postal Service where he spearheaded legislation that significantly reformed the United States Postal Service.
McHugh currently services as Chairman of the Package Coalition.
(partial bio – full bio available on PostalVision website) David C. Williams’ appointment to the Postal Service Board of Governors by President Donald Trump was confirmed by the Senate in August of 2018. Williams, a native of Illinois, is serving the remainder of a seven-year term expiring Dec. 8, 2019. He was elected vice chairman of the Board of Governors on Sept. 13, 2018.
Williams retired from the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (IG) in 2016. He had served as IG since August 20, 2003, and was responsible for a staff of more than 1,125 employees. Since March of 2016, he has been a Distinguished Visiting Professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
In July 2011, Williams was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as vice chairman of the Government Accountability and Transparency Board.
Williams has served as IG for five federal agencies. He was first appointed by President George H.W. Bush to serve as IG for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 1989 to 1996. President William Clinton next appointed him IG for the Social Security Administration from 1996 to 1998, and then as IG for of the Department of the Treasury in 1998. In 1999, President Clinton named him as the first IG for Tax Administration of the Department of Treasury, where he directed a staff of 1,050 to detect fraud, waste and abuse. In 2001, President George W. Bush named Williams the acting IG for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, while he was also serving at the Department of the Treasury.
(partial bio – full bio available on PostalVision website) Chairman Robert G. Taub is serving a second term on the Commission, having been twice confirmed by the United States Senate, following his respective nominations by the President. His current term expires on October 14, 2022. Before his designation by the President as Chairman, he was Acting Chairman from December 2014 to December 2016, and Vice Chairman for 2013.
Chairman Taub has more than 30 years of experience in public service. When first appointed as a Commissioner in October 2011, Mr. Taub was the Special Assistant to Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh. As an Army senior executive, he was one of the principal civilian advisors to Secretary McHugh, helping him lead a workforce of more than 1.2 million people, and manage an annual budget exceeding $200 billion. He was awarded the Army’s Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service.
Before his appointment to the Army, Mr. Taub served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative John M. McHugh (R-NY) for the preceding decade. As Chief of Staff, he oversaw the day-to-day operations of Representative McHugh’s staff and offices in Washington, D.C. and Northern New York State. In a variety of leadership roles on the U.S. House Oversight & Government Reform Committee for 12 years, Mr. Taub also worked closely with Congressman McHugh on matters relating to the nation’s postal and delivery sector. He crafted Representative McHugh’s legislation for modernizing America’s postal laws for the first time since 1970, culminating in passage of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act in 2006. Mr. Taub also helped Representative McHugh conduct hearings and investigations into postal operations that ultimately led to the enactment of a dozen other postal laws.
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Don’t miss out on attending this year’s PostalVision event – and early bird discounts are still available (but won’t be for long!). Register NOW to ensure you obtain a discount! In addition, make sure to book your hotel room ASAP at the PostalVision special room block rate of $299/night at The Ritz Carlton Pentagon City – this special rate expires on May 14, 2019 and after that we can’t guarantee rooms will be available and they will certainly be much more expensive than our great negotiated rate (the going rate right now is over $600/night)!
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