Ventris Gibson Appointed Assistant Director, U.S. Mint

On Monday, October 25th, the US Treasury Department announced the appointment of Ventris Gibson as assistant director of the United States Mint.

The following is the Treasury Department’s press release announcing the appointment:

Today the US Treasury Department announced the appointment of Ventris Gibson as assistant director of the US Mint. Ms. Gibson brings decades of senior federal service to this position and is a United States Navy veteran. She will serve as assistant director, making her the first black woman to head this office.

“Ventris’ decades of federal service will be of benefit to the US Mint and the dedicated workers who carry out its operations,” said Assistant Secretary Wally Adeyemo. “Your historic appointment reflects our continued commitment to building a skilled, diverse workforce in the Treasury Department and its offices who will serve the people of America well.”

“Thank you to the Treasury Secretary for entrusting me with this important responsibility,” said Ventris Gibson. “I am very excited to join the US Mint and look forward to continuing to connect America through coins along with the highly dedicated and professional staff of this agency.”

Prior to joining the mint, Ms. Gibson was the director of human resources for the Washington, DC Human Resources Department. During her tenure in the DC government, she was responsible for the management and delivery of human capital programs and services for nearly 37,000 people.

Ms. Gibson, a United States Navy veteran, was also previously the U.S. Department of Health’s deputy assistant secretary for human resources. In this role she was responsible for the development, formulation and implementation of the department-wide personnel policy, plans and programs.

Ms. Gibson’s career in the federal government also includes the Federal Aviation Administration, where she served as Assistant Administrator for Human Resources and in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as Assistant Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and her first Assistant Assistant Secretary for Resolution Management. She was the senior VA veteran, leading human resource management and civil rights programs that affected 230,000 employees.

With a career spanning more than 40 years in executive and professional positions in human resources, Ms. Gibson has received numerous awards and accolades. She has received the Exceptional and Meritorious Service Awards, the FAA Manager Association’s Leadership Award, the National Hispanic Coalition’s President’s Award, and the Northern New Jersey Metropolitan Area’s prestigious Woman of the Year.

A graduate of the Federal Executive Institute, Executive Technique, and Aspen Institute, Ms. Gibson attended University College at the University of Maryland. Ms. Gibson has three children, 4 grandchildren and 2 Golden Retrievers.

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