Anthony M. Frank, who as postmaster general of the United States oversees the nation's largest private employer, will be the commencement speaker for the University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management's graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20, in Freeborn Hall.
Master of Business Administration degrees will be conferred upon 53 men and 24 women during the ceremony, which also includes student speaker Patrick Oswald. Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Larry Vanderhoef will preside.
Since his appointment to postmaster general in 1988, Frank has emphasized the development and implementation of a strategic plan for the postal service to improve both finances and service. An independent federal agency, the U.S. Postal Service has 750,000 career employees and an annual budget of nearly $50 billion.
Concerned with maintaining high levels of postal productivity, Frank's administration has been able to increase the postal service efficiency substantially, according to postal service records. Frank also has improved the efficiency of his organization by soliciting input from postal customers on several issues, including customer service satisfaction.
Prior to his appointment as postmaster general, Frank was the chief executive officer for the San Francisco-based First Nationwide Bank. His past public service associations include serving as chair of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and as chair of the California Housing Finance Agency.
Frank received a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from The Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.