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President Obama nominates Giant Eagle exec to USPS board of governors


President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Giant Eagle executive chairman David Shapira to the role of governor for the board of governors of the United States Postal Service.

The Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service is comparable to a board of directors of a private corporation. The board includes nine governors who are appointed by the president, with the advice and consent of the Senate. The nine governors select the postmaster general, who becomes a member of the board, and those 10 select the deputy postmaster general, who also serves on the board.

Shapira has held the position of executive chairman at Giant Eagle since 2012. Previously, he was CEO and chairman of Giant Eagle from 1980 to 2012, and also was the company’s president from 2005 to 2012. He serves as a trustee of Oberlin College and is past chair and a current trustee of Carnegie Mellon University. He is a director of EQT Corporation and a member of the advisory board of Aquatech International. He is a former director of Mellon Bank Corporation. Shapira previously served on the boards of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

Shapira received a B.A. from Oberlin College and an M.A. from Stanford University.

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