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GPO Names Capitol Hill Veteran and Business Executive to Head Publications & Information Sales Unit

Press release from the issuing company

December 3, 2007 - Washington- The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) appoints William Kurtz as Director of GPO's Publications & Information Sales Unit.  Kurtz will lead the team responsible for the sale of a broad range of Federal print and electronic information products to the public.  Examples include: Budget of the U.S. Government, Civics and Citizenship Toolkit and 9-11 Commission Report.  He is also responsible for GPO's Agency Distribution Services program, which delivers more than 25 million information products to individual customers on behalf of partner agencies.
Kurtz brings a unique combination of Congressional and private sector experience to GPO.  He recently served as Chief of Staff to Senator James M. Jeffords (VT).  Prior to his service on Capitol Hill, Kurtz has more than 25 years experience in senior executive positions in a wide range of businesses focusing on sales and marketing.  He was a founding executive and General Manager of Alamo Rent A Car.
"GPO is fortunate to have someone of Bill's experience to lead a team that works with our Federal customers in providing the public with publications and products of our democracy," said Public Printer Robert C. Tapella. "Bill's leadership skills of building and growing businesses will be an asset in bringing new ideas to the agency's mission of Keeping America Informed."
Kurtz received a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in History from Duke University.  He also has graduate degrees with honors from the University of Florida in Business and Health & Hospital Administration.
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.