President Trump Nominates Former Public Printer as New GPO Director
On June 12, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Robert C. Tapella as director of the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO). The director serves as the CEO of the agency, which opened on March 4, 1861.
Tapella serves as professional oversight staff of the Committee on House Administration of the United States Congress with expertise in the areas of printing, publishing and security credentialing. Tapella led a review of Title 44 of the U.S. Code, which outlines the role of public printing and publishing of documents in the federal government, as well as the Federal Depository Library Program. Tapella served as the 25th Public Printer of the United States under former President George W. Bush, and continued his service under former President Barack Obama.
He began his career as calligrapher, illuminator and bookbinder, and later ventured into print brokerage and direct mail businesses. Tapella, a 1991 graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in graphic communication, was designated as an honored alumni in 2008, and presently serves as chairman of the Dean’s Council on the library, and is also a member of the graphic communication department advisory board.
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For more information, visit www.gpo.gov.
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