President Bush Intends to Nominate Robert C. Tapella as Public Printer

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President Bush Intends to Nominate Robert C. Tapella as Public Printer

WASHINGTON—
White House Personnel Announcement:
The President intends to nominate Robert Charles Tapella, of Virginia, to be the Public Printer. Mr. Tapella currently serves as Chief of Staff of the United States Government Printing Office. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the United States Government Printing Office. Earlier in his career, he ran Kelly Communications. Mr. Tapella received his bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University.

Link to White House Announcement:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/05/20070524-1.html

GPO Statement on White House Nomination of Public Printer:

“I am happy the process of finding a permanent Public Printer is moving
forward. GPO employees and I are pleased that Bob Tapella will be taking the helm of the GPO. Bob and I have worked side by side for four years and I look forward to continuing our work together as GPO moves forward in its digital and technological transformation. We all stand ready to assist Bob as he prepares to take the lead of this world class digital operation.”

William H. Turri
Acting Public Printer

Turri will continue to serve as Acting Public Printer until the confirmation process of Mr. Tapella is complete. Turri, the Deputy Public Printer and Chief Operating Officer of GPO, has been serving in this role since Bruce James retired in January of this year.

Link to Mr. Tapella’s Bio:
http://www.gpo.gov/management/cos.htm

Link to download a picture of Mr.Tapella:
http://www.gpo.gov/news/images/management.htm

About Jacob Roberts

Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

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