Tony Hammond, Commissioner
Tony Hammond was sworn into office on May 1, 2012 for a third time as Commissioner of the PRC. Commissioner Hammond served on the Postal Regulatory Commission and its predecessor agency, the Postal Rate Commission, from 2002 to 2011, as an appointee of President George W. Bush. During that time, he was elected to two separate terms as Vice Chairman of the Commission and represented the Commission on the U. S. State Department delegation to the Universal Postal Union. In 2011, President Barack Obama nominated Commissioner Hammond to fill a term on the Commission expiring October 2012.
Before being named to the PRC, Commissioner Hammond was owner and managing member of T. Hammond Company, LLC, a private consulting firm with offices in Arlington, Virginia, and Newport Beach, California. He also served as Senior Vice President of the direct marketing firm, FL&S, and Senior Consultant to Forbes 2000, Incorporated.
Earlier in his career, Commissioner Hammond was Director of Campaign Operations for the Republican National Committee. He was also Regional Political Director for RNC Chairman Haley Barbour in the Great Lakes Region and Southern Regions of the United States after having been Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party.
Commissioner Hammond served on Capitol Hill for ten years on the official staff of Southwest Missouri Congressman Gene Taylor, the Ranking Member of the House Post Office and Civil Service Committee.
Commissioner Hammond is a graduate of Missouri State University in Springfield and remains an owner of the Hammond family land in his native Hickory County, Missouri.