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Public Printer Names Chief of Staff for the U.S. Government Printing Office

Press release from the issuing company

October 31, 2007 -- WASHINGTON-Public Printer Robert C. Tapella has appointed Maria S. Lefevre as Chief of Staff for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).  The Chief of Staff is the principal advisor to the Public Printer on overall management of the agency.  Lefevre will be responsible for formulation and coordination of all internal and external agency policies.  Lefevre arrived at GPO in 2004 as Deputy Chief of Staff.  Among her duties during the last three years have been overseeing the day-to-day operations, budgets and oversight of executive offices.  Lefevre also coordinates Joint Committee on Printing (JCP) requests, along with other agency publications and communications with the U.S. Congress.  The JCP provides oversight of GPO operations.
"Maria's natural ability to lead, combined with her years of Congressional experience have proven to be instrumental in the success of GPO's transformation," said Public Printer Robert C. Tapella.  "I am pleased to promote Maria to Chief of Staff where she will assist me and the Deputy Public Printer to keep GPO thriving by giving top notch service to our customers and understanding the needs of the agency's employees."
Before coming to GPO, Lefevre worked on Capitol Hill for nearly a decade.  She served as Staff Director for the JCP, Policy Director for the House Administration Committee and Legislative Director for a Member of Congress.  Lefevre managed legislation on the House floor and formulated policy issues for the JCP Chairman.  A native of southeast Ohio, Lefevre holds a Bachelor of Science in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland.
"I am honored to be given the privilege to oversee the talented staff that GPO has assembled," said Chief of Staff Maria S. Lefevre.  "As Chief of Staff I will continue to emphasize the team effort approach we have at GPO as the agency continues to adapt to the ever changing digital technologies that are used in  keeping America informed."