Ventris C. Gibson, Deputy Director of the United States Mint and currently Acting Director of the Mint, was appointed on December 13, 2021 by President Biden to serve a full five-year term as the 40th Director of the National Bureau of coins.

If confirmed by the full Senate, Gibson, a U.S. Navy veteran, would be the first African American to lead the U.S. Mint and the first woman since the 37th director, Henrietta Holsman Fore (August 2001 to August 2005 ). Gibson would be the seventh woman to hold the position.

Gibson’s October 25, 2021 appointment as Deputy Mint Director and Acting Mint Director led to Mint Administrative Director Alison Doone returning to the position of Administrative Director, having served as Director from interim of the Mint from October 1, 2021.

Doone was named Acting Mint Director on September 24, in the announcement that Mint Director David J. Ryder had tendered his resignation, September 30 being his last day in office.

Ryder served as both the 34th and 39th director.

Gibson joined the Mint from the District of Columbia government, where she served as Director of Human Resources. In this role, Gibson provided executive oversight of human capital programs and services for nearly 37,000 employees.

Prior to that, Gibson served as Deputy Deputy Assistant Secretary in the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Gibson’s career in the federal government includes significant leadership roles with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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