Ashley Poling is the newly-elected Vice Chairwoman of the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), serving the remainder of a six-year term that ends in November of 2024. The Commission unanimously elected Poling as Vice Chairwoman of the Commission, and she succeeds former Vice Chairman Michael Kubayanda.
Duties and Responsibilities
As Vice Chairwoman of the Postal Regulatory Commission, Poling serves directly under Chairman Robert Taub. Her duties include streamlining projects such as working with the USPS executive leadership team to determine rate setting, acting as a liaison between Congress and the Postal Service, and more.
When asked about the recent election, Poling said the following:
“I am honored to be elected Vice Chairwoman by my colleagues. Ensuring the transparency and accountability of the U.S. Postal Service and tackling the many challenges it faces are essential parts of the Commission’s role. I look forward to actively engaging with Congress and stakeholders across the postal community to find solutions that best serve the American people, and to continuing our work in fostering a vital and efficient universal mail system.”
Ashley Poling’s Background
Prior to joining the PRC, Ashley Poling has enjoyed a decorated career in public service. She previously served as Director of Governmental Affairs and Senior Counsel to Senator Gary C. Peters on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. In that role, she advised Senator Peters on policy issues, negotiated with stakeholders to advance bi-partisan legislation, and implemented strategies to advance Senator Peters’ governmental affairs priorities. Poling also served as Senior Policy Counsel to Senator Heidi Heitkamp and as Counsel to Senator Jon Tester. As part of their respective Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittees, Poling focused on postal reform and federal workforce issues.
A native of North Carolina, Poling graduated from The College of William and Mary with an English degree. She also holds a Juris Doctor degree from Elon University School of Law.