MEDIA CONTACT: C. Michael Bright, (202) 512-1991
No. 03-18



Public Printer of the United States Bruce R. James has announced that William L. Boesch, Jr., has been named Comptroller of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). As Comptroller, Boesch will report to the GPO's Chief Financial Officer and will oversee the financial operations of the agency. Boesch's responsibilities include not only managing expenditures but also oversight of GPO's revolving fund, payments to printing contractors, payroll, and more.

In making the appointment, Public Printer James said, "Bill Boesch's extensive knowledge of the GPO and its financial structure makes him a tremendous asset to this agency. I am confident that his careful attention to GPO's finances will prove invaluable to us as we transform the GPO into an organization that meets and anticipates the information needs of the Government in the 21st century."

Boesch is the fourth generation of his family to work in the printing industry. His great grandfather was a lithographer, his grandmother a linotype operator, and his father a monotype and linotype operator at GPO. Bill came to GPO in 1979 as a Systems Accountant. In 1982, he was made chief of the General Ledger and Property Section and in 1985 he was promoted to chief of the General Accounting Branch.

He is a 1979 Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Baltimore, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Accounting). Boesch's graduate work in Accounting and Information Systems was conducted at the University of Baltimore and the George Washington University.

Boesch resides in Silver Spring, MD with his very significant other Linda Giacomo. Boesch stays fit by running, and makes time for his genealogical sleuthing and gardening hobbies. He is the father of one grown child, a college student in Tempe, AZ.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, with a total employment of 3,000, the GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government. Many of the Nation's most important information products, such as the Congressional Record and Federal Register, are produced at the GPO's main plant, a 1.5 million square-foot complex that is the largest information processing, printing, and distribution facility in the world. In addition to its own production facilities, the GPO maintains a pool of thousands of private sector vendors across the country to produce print and other information products for the Federal Government ranging from publications for the Defense Department to Supreme Court reports and tax and census forms. The GPO disseminates Federal information products through a sales program, distribution to a network of 1,200 Federal depository libraries nationwide, and online via GPO Access (

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