Michael M. Kubayanda (D)

Vice Chairman
Vice Chairman Michael M. Kubayanda was nominated to the Commission June 6, 2018 by President Donald J. Trump for a term expiring November 22, 2020. His nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 2, 2019. He was named Vice Chairman in August 2019. Before joining the Commission, Vice Chairman Kubayanda worked on privacy strategy and compliance issues with a technology startup. He previously worked with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General and on the staff of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.


Prior to joining the Commission, Michael Kubayanda served as a board member and privacy officer for a digital health startup offering cloud solutions for medical practices in the United States and emerging markets. He previously worked with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Postal Service, ending as Director, Government Relations, a role in which he worked with OIG officials to support the work of inspectors general in data analytics. In the OIG’s research group, he oversaw research on technical issues and wrote reports addressing postal economics and price regulation, intellectual property, and public-private partnerships, while serving as an advisor to colleagues on issues such as privacy, knowledge management, and innovation. Prior to his work with the OIG, he served on the staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Mr. Kubayada holds degrees from Georgetown University, Northwestern University, and the Ohio State University. He also studied at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland.