GPO Acting Deputy Director to Retire at the End of March; Replacement Is Named
U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Acting Deputy Director and Chief Administrative Officer Herbert H. Jackson Jr. announced he will retire on March 31. Jackson has served as acting deputy director since July 2018. He has been at the GPO for 38 years. In accordance with GPO's succession directive, Managing Director of Plant Operations John Crawford will become acting deputy director on April 1.
“It’s been an honor to serve Congress, federal agencies, and the American public for nearly four decades at GPO,” said Jackson. “GPO’s mission ‘Keeping America Informed’ is critical to our nation, and I am proud to have been a part of fulfilling that mission. I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked alongside the talented men and women of GPO and thank them for making my time at GPO unforgettable.”
Prior to becoming chief administrative officer in September 2013, Jackson served as managing director of GPO’s business products and services business unit, where he oversaw the development of competitive products and services for the agency’s publications and information sales and creative services and digital media departments. In 2010, Jackson served as acting chief management officer for several months. In 2009, Jackson was named chief acquisitions officer, where he oversaw the complex procurement of products, services and technologies required to support the mix of digital and print services provided by GPO. Jackson previously held various positions in GPO’s Acquisitions business unit, including, senior contract administrator, chief of paper and specialized procurement and sales division, director of acquisition services and deputy chief acquisition officer and director of procurement services.
Jackson attended the University of Maryland, where he studied business administration and English and received a B.A. in biblical studies from the Sure Foundation Biblical Institute of Seminole, Fla. He is a 2009 graduate of the Harvard Business School, Executive Education General Management Program and a graduate of the Council for Excellence in Government’s (CEG) Fellows Program, serving the CEG during 2006–2007 as a co-coach.
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