Principal Deputy Director Matthew Rhett Jeppson is scheduled to go before
the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs March 15 as
that group looks at President Obama's nomination of Jeppson to be the
39th Mint director.
The committee will meet in open session at 10 a.m. Eastern Time in
Room 538 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., to
consider Jeppson's nomination, as well as the nominations of Lisa M.
Fairfax and Hester Maria Peirce to become members of the Securities
and Exchange Commission.
President Obama nominated Jeppson on July 13, 2015, to become Mint
director. If Jeppson's nomination is successfully reported out of the
banking committee, the nomination then goes for a vote before the full Senate.
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The presidentially appointed position has been officially vacant
since the 38th Mint director, Edmund C. Moy, left the Mint for the
private sector in January 2011, eight months before his five-year term
After Moy's departure, the Mint's current deputy
director for manufacturing, Richard Peterson, alternated between duties as
acting Mint director and deputy Mint director.
Jeppson joined the U.S. Mint Jan. 12, 2015, in the newly created position of
principal deputy director, having moved over from the Small Business
Administration where he served as acting chief operating officer.
Peterson was then given the new title of deputy director of
manufacturing, with his responsibilities more focused on coin and