(CNN) - President Barack Obama will nominate Victoria Reggie Kennedy to the board of governors for the U.S. Postal Service, the White House announced on Wednesday.
Kennedy is the widow of former Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who died in 2009 of cancer. They were early supporters of Obama when he first ran for President.
The White House said Obama plans to nominate Kennedy, a lawyer, along with seven others. The post requires Senate confirmation.
The USPS board includes nine governors who select the postmaster general and oversee the agency’s policies.
CNN's Dana Davidsen contributed to this report.