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 (www.gpoaccess.gov).
For more information about the GPO and its products and
services, go to our home page at www.gpo.gov.