WASHINGTON- March 13, 2008 -- Public Printer Robert C. Tapella names Matt Reddell as Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). Reddell will assist the Chief of Staff in the operational management of the agency. He joined GPO in 2006, assisting the Deputy Public Printer in managing the day-to-day activities of GPO's business units.
Reddell is an officer in the Tennessee National Guard. He recently returned from a tour of duty where he trained future soldiers to fight in the global war on terror. He joined the military following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990. Reddell also spent several years on Capitol Hill working in the office of a California congressman and as Special Assistant to the Inspector General for the U.S. House of Representatives. Reddell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.
"Matt's extensive inner-working knowledge of GPO, and his leadership skills gained from the military is a perfect blend of skills to help GPO to continue to thrive," said Tapella. "During Matt's time at GPO, he has demonstrated his abilities to handle big-picture issues as well as focusing on the details. And in his new position as Deputy Chief of Staff, he'll be dealing with everything from helping develop performance plans for executive offices to working on GPO's strategic goals."
The GPO is the Federal Government's primary centralized resource for gathering, cataloging, producing, providing, authenticating, and preserving published U.S. Government information in all its forms. GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three Branches of the Federal Government. In addition to publication sales, GPO makes government information available at no cost to the public through GPO Access (www.gpoaccess.gov), and through partnerships with more than 1,250 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program. For more information, please visit www.gpo.gov.
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