President Bush Intends to Nominate Robert C. Tapella as Public Printer

  • Last Updated: December 31, 1969
  • Published: May 30, 2007

Robert C. TapellaThe President intends to nominate Robert Charles Tapella, of Virginia, to be the Public Printer. Mr. Tapella currently serves as Chief of Staff of the United States Government Printing Office. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the United States Government Printing Office. Earlier in his career, he ran Kelly Communications. Mr. Tapella received his bachelor's degree from California Polytechnic State University.

"I am happy the process of finding a permanent Public Printer is moving forward. GPO employees and I are pleased that Bob Tapella will be taking the helm of the GPO. Bob and I have worked side by side for four years and I look forward to continuing our work together as GPO moves forward in its digital and technological transformation. We all stand ready to assist Bob as he prepares to take the lead of this world class digital operation."

William H. Turri
Acting Public Printer

Turri will continue to serve as Acting Public Printer until the confirmation process of Mr. Tapella is complete. Turri, the Deputy Public Printer and Chief Operating Officer of GPO, has been serving in this role since Bruce James retired in January of this year.

The Public Printer serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the venerable United States Government Printing Office (GPO). The GPO's core mission is Keeping America Informed. The agency provides expert printing, publishing, and digital media services to the three branches of the government. It is a near billion dollar government agency of 2,200 employees which operates like a business - while a portion of its funding comes from direct Congressional appropriation - GPO produces significant revenue by providing products and services to other Federal agencies and the American public.