Michael Kubayanda, Nominee for Commissioner, Postal Regulatory Commission
President Biden designated Michael Kubayanda chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission in January 2021. Chairman Kubayanda joined the Commission in January 2019, and served as its vice chairman from August 2019 through the end of 2020. Prior to joining the Commission, Chairman 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 in multiple roles with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Postal Service, ending as Director of Government Relations. There, he worked with OIG officials to support the work of inspectors general in data analytics, and oversaw research addressing economic regulation, privacy, knowledge management, and innovation. Prior to his time at the OIG, he served as counsel to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Chairman Kubayanda holds degrees from Georgetown University, Northwestern University, and the Ohio State University. He also studied at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland.