FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  November 13, 2003         No. 03-65
MEDIA CONTACT: Veronica Meter, 202-512-1991,
vmeter@gpo.gov
 
EXPERIENCED FINANCIAL EXECUTIVE JOINS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE IN WASHINGTON, DC
 
Steven T. Shedd Named GPO's Chief Financial Officer
 
Washington, DC-With nearly a quarter of a century of experience as a financial officer in the private sector, Steven T. Shedd has joined the executive team at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) in the newly created position of Chief Financial Officer. He will be responsible for the financial and administrative operations of the agency.  Shedd will also serve on the agency's 11 person Management Council, which is responsible for establishing overall policies for the GPO.
 
"Steven T. Shedd brings a world of knowledge to us as we work to transform the GPO into operating more like a business.  He not only has extensive experience in manufacturing, he has worked in the high-tech fields of the 21st century where the GPO is headed," said Deputy Public Printer William H. Turri, who is the agency's chief operating officer.
 
Shedd joins the GPO after 25 years in the private sector.  Shedd has extensive experience in technology manufacturing, software and service companies and has participated in a significant number of merger and acquisitions transactions.  His finance and accounting profession began at Coopers & Lybrand in Boston (now PricewaterhouseCoopers, PwC).  Upon leaving PwC in 1980, Shedd began a series of progressive job moves as Internal Audit Manager, Manager of Accounting, Director of Accounting and Reporting, Division Controller, Corporate Controller and finally becoming the Chief Financial Officer of a public technology company in 1993.  For the last three years, he has been Senior VP and CFO of Keybridge Corp. and ClearBlue Technologies.  Shedd holds a B.A. in Economics from Brandeis University and an MBA from Boston University.  Steve Shedd's selection as the GPO's Chief Financial Officer was effective September 24, 2003.
 
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government.  More than 250,000 Federal Government document titles are now available to the public via the Internet at www.GPOAccess.gov. Printed copies of many of those documents ranging from Supreme Court opinions to reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics may also be ordered through the GPO's web site or by calling toll-free 866-512-1800.  The GPO, in partnership with 1,250 libraries participating in the Federal Depository Library Program, also provides personal assistance in locating and using government information.  Participating libraries may be located on GPO's web site or by calling toll-free 1-888-293-6498.  The Government Printing Office, headquartered in Washington, DC, has offices in 20 cities, and is led by Bruce R. James, Public Printer of the United States.