White House to Nominate William J. Boarman for Public Printer

WASHINGTON, DC—April 16, 2010—President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate William J. Boarman as the 26th Public Printer of the United States.

Public Printer Bob Tapella Statement:
“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.”

“On a personal note, it has been an honor to serve both President Obama and President Bush, and a privilege to lead the talented men and women of the GPO as we transformed it into the world class printing and digital information factory it is today.”

Boarman is President of the Printing, Publishing & Media Workers Sector of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), and the Senior Vice President of CWA. He has been associated with the printing industry, its labor relations and personnel management for over 40 years starting with his four-year apprenticeship at McArdle Printing in Washington, DC, succeeding to Journeyman Printer (Practical Printer by Trade) in 1971.

In 1974, Boarman accepted an appointment as Printer to GPO. In 1977, he took a leave of absence from GPO to serve in various elected posts within the International Typographical Union, which merged with CWA in 1987. Boarman is chairman of the CWA/ITU Negotiated Pension Plan, a multi-employer defined benefit pension plan with assets of $1 billion; President of the International Allied Printing Trades Association; and President of the Union Printers Home, a 122-bed skilled nursing facility in Colorado Springs, CO.

Boarman served three terms as co-chair of the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) and as the first-ever public member of the Maryland Commission on Judicial Disabilities.

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