President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate William J. Boarman as the 26th Public Printer of the United States.

Boarman is currently a vice president of the Communications Workers of America and president of the union’s Printing, Publishing & Media Workers Sector.

Boarman's career in print started in the apprenticeship program of the International Typographical Union and served as his apprenticeship at McArdle Printing Company in Washington, D.C. He became a Journeyman Printer at the Government Printing Office in 1974.

Public Printer Bob Tapella released a statement on nomination, "I am very pleased by the President's selection of Bill Boarman to be the 26th Public Printer of the United States. Bill is no stranger to the GPO, as his career took him other places he remained a strong champion and friend of the GPO, and I hold him in the highest personal regard. I look forward to working with him on a smooth transition."