Women of Distinction - Davita Vance-Cooks
Acting Public Printer, U.S. Government Printing Office
Deputy Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks became acting public printer on Jan. 3, 2012. Vance- Cooks serves as the chief executive officer of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and is the first woman in GPO history to lead the agency. As the provider of official Federal Government information in digital and printed formats, GPO produces U.S. passports, the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, and a wide variety of other publications, and provides public access to Government information products through Federal depository libraries nationwide as well as free online access via GPO’s Federal Digital System. Vance-Cooks is a seasoned business executive with 30 years of private sector and Federal Government experience. She joined GPO in 2004 and has held a succession of senior management positions. Before coming to GPO, Vance-Cooks held several private sector management positions, including NYLCare MidAtlantic Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans and HTH Worldwide Insurance Services. Vance-Cooks earned her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and her MBA from Columbia University.