Vance-Cooks Becomes First Female Public Printer

WASHINGTON, DC—Deputy Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks has become the Acting Public Printer for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and is the first woman to lead the agency. Vance-Cooks assumes her new role effective immediately, following the completion of Public Printer Bill Boarman’s term. She will serve as the GPO’s CEO and lead its 1,900 employees.

Vance-Cooks boasts 30 years of experience in the private sector and federal government. She has held a succession of senior management positions at GPO for nearly eight years, including chief of staff, managing director of GPO’s Customer Services and Procurement business unit and managing director of Publication and Information Sales.

Before coming to GPO, Vance-Cooks was the senior vice president of operations for NYLCare MidAtlantic Health Plan where, among other duties, she was responsible for a digital print work center for production of variable data printing products. She also served as the director of customer service and claims, director of membership and billing, and director of market research and product development for Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, as well as general manager of HTH Worldwide Insurance Services.

Vance-Cooks earned her Bachelors degree from Tufts University and her MBA from Columbia University.