Jean Gentry was officially announced May 8 as the new chief counsel
of the United States
Mint, filling the vacancy created by the Oct. 24, 2014, departure
of Daniel P. Shaver.
Shaver left the chief counsel of the U.S. Mint post after 14 years
to become the chief counsel for NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Gentry is no stranger to the U.S. Mint. She has been serving at the
Mint for 33 years, the last 22 as deputy chief counsel. Upon Shaver's
departure, Gentry was named acting chief counsel.
Rhett Jeppson, the principal deputy Mint director, announced
internally to U.S. Mint personnel Jan. 28 that Gentry had been named
the Mint's chief counsel. Public announcement of her appointment to
the top legal post at the Mint was delayed until all proper paperwork
for the position was cleared.
Gentry holds her undergraduate degree from the University of
Maryland and her law degree from the University of South Carolina.
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