Commissioner Michael M. Kubayanda Named PRC Vice Chairman

Washington, DC – In a unanimous decision, the Postal Regulatory Commission (Commission) voted to designate Commissioner Michael M. Kubayanda Vice Chairman of the Commission for the remainder of the 2019 calendar year and the full 2020 calendar year. Title 39 of the United States Code Section 502 (e) provides that “The Commissioners shall by majority vote designate a Vice Chairman of the Commission. The Vice Chairman shall act as Chairman of the Commission in the absence of the Chairman.”

Vice Chairman Kubayanda is one of three Commissioners recently nominated to the Commission by President Donald J. Trump and confirmed by the United States Senate. 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 as Director, Government Relations, where he worked with OIG officials to support the OIG’s work on data analytics. While serving 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. Kubayanda holds degrees from Georgetown University, Northwestern University, and the Ohio State University. He also studied at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland.

A complete copy of Vice Chairman Kubayanda’s biography is located on the Commission’s website,



The Postal Regulatory Commission is an independent federal agency that provides regulatory oversight over the Postal Service to ensure the transparency and accountability of the Postal Service and foster a vital and efficient universal mail system. The Commission is comprised of five Presidentially-appointed and Senate-confirmed Commissioners, each serving terms of six years. The Chairman is designated by the President. In addition to Chairman Robert G. Taub, the other commissioners are Mark Acton, Ann Fisher, Michael Kubayanda and Ashley Poling. Follow the PRC on Twitter: @PostalRegulator