Nanci E. Langley, Commissioner
Commissioner Langley took office on June 6, 2008, and her current term ends November 22, 2012.
Commissioner Langley’s involvement with the development and enactment of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 and her counsel to Senator Daniel K. Akaka, the former chairman of the Senate postal subcommittee, provides her with a unique perspective and keen understanding of the Act, the U.S. Postal Service, and business and citizen mailers.
Prior to her appointment, Commissioner Langley served for 24 years as a senior legislative and policy counselor to two United States Senators from her home state of Hawaii – Senator Akaka and Senator Spark M. Matsunaga. For 17 years she served in Senator Akaka’s office, nine of which as his Deputy Staff Director on subcommittees of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. She advised him on matters related to the U.S. Postal Service, as well as large-scale government transformations including the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the reorganization of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
In addition to directing Senator Akaka’s postal, civil service, and government management activities, she dealt with a broad range of issues including banking, insurance, housing and telecommunications over the course of her congressional career.
To recognize Commissioner Langley’s extensive depth and breadth of professional involvement with and continued leadership in public administration, she was elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration in 2009. She is also a member of Women in Logistics and Delivery Services, a national network of professional women in the postal and delivery industry.
A fourth-generation San Franciscan, Commissioner Langley was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and is a graduate of Punahou School and the University of Southern California. She and her husband are longtime residents of Virginia. Their son and daughter-in-law reside in Salt Lake City, Utah.