Today, June 22, the United States Mint issued the following statement announcing the confirmation of Ventris C. Gibson as the 40th Director of the United States Mint:
On Friday, Ventris C. Gibson was sworn in as director of the United States Mint. President Biden nominated Ms. Gibson on December 13, 2021. On May 4, the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee advanced her nomination. The full Senate approved the nomination by voice vote on June 15.
Director Gibson becomes the Mint’s 40th Director. She is the first African-American to hold the position of director and the seventh woman to hold this position.
“I am humbled and honored to be confirmed as Director of the Mint,” Gibson said. “Since joining the Mint last October, I have been extremely impressed with the dedication and professionalism of its workforce, as well as the exceptional quality of the circulation coins, bullion coins and numismatic products produced by the Change.”
Director Gibson is a United States Navy veteran who joined the Mint from the District of Columbia government, where she served as Director of Human Resources. In this role, Ms. Gibson provided executive oversight and delivery of human capital programs and services for nearly 37,000 employees. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Assistant Assistant Secretary for Human Resources at the US Department of Health and Human Services. She was responsible for the development, articulation and implementation of department-wide human resources policies, plans and programs.
Director Gibson’s career in the federal government includes leadership roles with the Federal Aviation Administration, where she was Deputy Administrator of Human Resources, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as Deputy Assistant Secretary to human resource management and its first deputy assistant secretary for resolution. Management. She was the highest-ranking female veteran in the VA and led human resource management and civil rights programs affecting 230,000 employees.
In a career spanning more than 40 years in management and human resources professional positions, Director Gibson has won numerous awards and commendations. She has received an Outstanding Service Award and Meritorious Service Award from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, an Outstanding Service Award from the Secretary of Transportation, the FAA Manager Association Leadership Award, the National Hispanic Coalition Chairman’s Award, and the prestigious “Woman of the Year award”.
A graduate of the Federal Executive Institute, the Executive Technique and the Aspen Institute, Director Gibson attended University College at the University of Maryland. She has three children and four grandchildren.
About the United States Mint
Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Treasury Department in 1873. As the only domestic manufacturer of legal tender coins, the Mint is responsible for the production of coins of currency in circulation so that the Nation can conduct its trade and commerce. . The Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-contained and operate at no cost to taxpayers.