Tony Hammond (R)
Tony Hammond was reappointed as Commissioner of the PRC and sworn into office on December 11, 2014. 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. He was reappointed Commissioner for an additional term by President Barack Obama from 2012-2013. During his tenure, he has been elected to five separate terms as Vice Chairman of the Commission and represented the Commission on the U.S. State Department delegation to the Universal Postal Union.
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 Region 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 native of Hickory County, Missouri and graduate of Missouri State University in Springfield.