May 27, 2022

Profile: Davita Vance-Cooks, Acting Public Printer of the United States

Via AOL Government:

The first woman to lead the agency, Vance-Cooks is charged with carrying out the agency’s mission of Keeping America Informed on the three branches of the Federal Government. Her immediate leadership strategy: engage with employees, follow a clear but flexible strategic plan and continue forging ahead in doing more with less through technology.

“The most exciting part about GPO is the fact that the world is continually changing and the trends continually change and we are responsible for responding to those trends,” she told AOL Government. “We can position ourselves in a market niche. We know about the trends and we watch them and position ourselves accordingly. We’re leaders in technology. We have to be. We’re trying to run a business.”

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