Benjamin Bailar is the Joe Nelson III Professor Emeritus of Administration at Rice University (1987 to 1997), where he also served as Dean of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Administration.
Mr. Bailar has an extensive background in finance and management. From 1975 to 1978 he served as Postmaster General of the United States. While with the United States Postal Service (USPS), his major responsibility was to ensure that the semi-independent government corporation could support itself on revenues from mail users. In addition to the USPS, Mr. Bailar has worked for the Continental Oil Company, American Can Company, and U.S. Gypsum and he has served on the boards of a number of corporations, banks, educational institutions, and not-for-profit organizations.