It was announced yesterday that Rhett Jeppson will be joining the United States Mint as Principal Deputy Director. Jeppson comes to the Mint from the Small Business Administration where he served as the Acting Chief Operating Officer and as an Associate Administrator for Veterans Business Development. Prior to joining the SBA, he served 24 years in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Dick Peterson, the current Deputy Director of the United States Mint, will assume the position of Deputy Director for Manufacturing and Quality. Peterson had served as the Deputy Director since January 25, 2011. Prior to this, he had served as the Mint’s Associate Director of Manufacturing for two years.
In making the announcement, Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios thanked Peterson for his service as Deputy Director. She noted that Peterson will continue to be a part of the team moving forward through the many important issues and initiatives the Mint will tackle this year.