Boarman Out, Vance-Cooks in as Public Printer
When the U.S. Senate left Washington for its holiday break in December, it did so without confirming Bill Boarman as U.S. Public Printer. Because he was named to this role by President Barack Obama as a recess appointment, the lack of Senate confirmation meant that he had to step down.
Before doing so, he named Davita Vance-Cooks as Deputy Public Printer, the second-highest ranking position at the agency. Now that Boarman is gone, Vance-Cooks has become Acting Public Printer, the first woman to lead the 150-year-old agency.
Vance-Cooks is a seasoned business executive with 30 years of private sector and Federal Government experience. She has held a succession of senior management positions at GPO for nearly eight years including Chief of Staff, Managing Director of GPO's Customer Services and Procurement business unit and Managing Director of Publication and Information Sales.
Before coming to GPO, Vance-Cooks held several private sector management positions. She was the Senior Vice-President of Operations for NYLCare MidAtlantic Health Plan where, among other duties, she was responsible for a digital print work center for production of variable data printing products. She also served as the Director of Customer Service and Claims, Director of Membership and Billing, and Director of Market Research and Product Development.
"I am honored and humbled to serve as GPO's Acting Public Printer and I look forward to continue working with GPO employees as we serve the needs of Congress, Federal agencies, and the public," says Vance-Cooks. "I want to thank Bill Boarman for the opportunity to serve as his deputy and Chief of Staff. I have enjoyed working everyday, side-by-side with Bill as we reinvented GPO into the digital information platform it is today."