GPO Names Chief Communications Officer

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) names Andrew M. Sherman as Chief Communications Officer. Sherman has been a GPO employee since 1980 and has worked for the Office of the Public Printer since 1985. He has extensive experience with the agency's budget, appropriations, legislation, planning, public relations, and employee communications operations. Since 1997, Sherman has served as GPO's official point of contact with Congress, providing direct liaison on behalf the Public Printer and the agency. As Chief Communications Officer, Sherman will continue to serve as GPO's liaison to Congress and will oversee the agency's internal and external communications operations as well as the design and development of internal publications and GPO's Web site. Sherman holds a B.A. and M.A. in Government from the University of Virginia, where as a graduate student he held a Governor's Fellowship, and was a graduate teaching assistant in American history at Old Dominion University prior to his appointment to GPO.

"Andy's institutional and extensive knowledge of GPO makes him a natural choice to oversee the agency's congressional and communications operations," said Public Printer Bill Boarman. "We will be depending on our communications team as GPO continues to move forward as the digital information platform for the Federal Government."

With 2,200 employees, GPO is the Federal Government's primary resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government in digital and tangible forms. GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies. In addition to publication sales, GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through GPO's Federal Digital System (www.fdsys.gov) and through partnerships with approximately 1,220 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program. For more information, please visit www.gpo.gov. Follow GPO on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/USGPO Twitter http://twitter.com/USGPO and on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/gpoprinter.

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