Nanci E. Langley (D)

Vice Chairman

Nanci E. Langley was sworn in as Commissioner in December 2014, for a second term, following her nomination by President Barack Obama and confirmation by the United States Senate. She has been elected to three separate terms as Vice Chairman of the Commission. Commissioner Langley has over 30 years of public service experience, including 24 years as a senior advisor to two United States Senators from her home state of Hawaii, as well as deputy staff director on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security subcommittee on government management and the federal workforce.

Commissioner Langley brings 30 years of federal public service to the Commission as a leader in policy, regulatory, and legislative activities. She counseled Senator Daniel K. Akaka, the former chairman of the Senate postal subcommittee, throughout the development and enactment of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006. Her congressional responsibilities provide her with a unique perspective and keen understanding of the Act, the U.S. Postal Service, and citizen and business mailers. She led the Commission’s first regulatory analysis of the effectiveness and efficiency of postal laws, submitted to the President and Congress in 2011. During her appointment as Commissioner she served two terms as Vice Chairman, from 2008-2009 and calendar year 2012.

Prior to her first appointment in June 2008, Commissioner Langley served for 24 years as a senior legislative and policy counselor to two United States Senators from Hawaii. For 17 years she advised Senator Akaka, nine of which as his Deputy Staff Director on subcommittees of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. In addition to legislative and policy work on the U.S. Postal Service and the federal workforce, she was involved with large-scale government transformations including the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the reorganization of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Commissioner Langley has addressed diverse audiences on a variety of issues related to the U.S. Postal Service, federal workforce, and government management. To recognize her extensive professional involvement and continued leadership in public administration, she was elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration in 2009.  

A fourth-generation San Franciscan, Commissioner Langley was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and is a graduate of Punahou School and the University of Southern California.