Nominated by the Senate on August 1, 2019 after decades working in the financial sector, Roman Martinez IV is a recent addition to the USPS Board of Governors.
Duties and Responsibilities
As a member of the Board of Governors, Martinez helps direct how USPS exercises its powers. The Board of Governors also monitors and controls expenditures, reviews practices, conducts long-range planning, approves officer compensation, and sets policies on all postal matters. Bloom now sits on the board alongside the six other governors. Those governors include chairman Robert Duncan, Megan Brennan, Ronald Stroman, David Williams, Ron Bloom, and John Barger.
Roman Martinez IV’s Background
Martinez earned his Bachelor’s degree from Boston College, and then graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Prior to assuming his current role, Martinez spent 31 years at Lehman Brothers. He retired from Lehman as a Managing Director in 2003. Martinez also currently serves on several other boards. These include Cigna Corporation, GreenPoint Financial Corp., the New York Presbyterian Church, and Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems.