Edmund C. Moy, 48, an ethnic Chinese-American who grew up in Waukesha, Wis., and was a childhood coin collector, was nominated June 29 by President George W. Bush to become 38th director of the United States Mint. If confirmed by the Senate, he would succeed Henrietta Holsman Fore, who resigned in 2005 to become an assistant secretary of State.
"The President has nominated Edmund C. Moy, of Wisconsin, to be Director of the Mint, for a five-year term. He currently serves as Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel at the White House," the terse official announcement read, released as it was submitted to the Senate where it was promptly referred to the Senate Banking Committee.
"Prior to this, he served as Senior Advisor at Welsh, Carson, Anderson and Stowe," a private firm. "Earlier in his career," during the Bush I administration led by the President?s father, George H.W. Bush, Moy "served as the Director of the Office of Managed Care for the Federal Health Care Financing Administration at the Department of Health and Human Services." He served there 1989-1993.
Moy graduated form Waukesha North High School, and received his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin where he was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He graduated with a triple major: economics, international relations and political science.
In between the two Bush administrations, Moy was involved in private-sector ventures. For two-and-a-half years, beginning in 1997, he suffered from a debilitating nerve illness, which was later cured by brain surgery.
Moy worked on President George W. Bush's transition team in 2001. Since then, Moy has assisted in the selection of candidates for presidential appointments in the general areas of human, natural and cultural resources. In 2003, he served on the transition team for the newly created Department of Homeland Security.
Moy is an active participant in organizations representing the Asian-American community, as well as a member of the board of directors of Christianity Today International and also its foundation.
He and his wife, Karen Moy, live in the Washington, D.C., area.
Christianity Today's board of directors is led by its founder and honorary chairman, Billy Graham; the group was founded in 1955.
On May 16, 2006, the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) 12th Annual Gala Dinner honored U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawaii, and Edmund C. Moy for their contributions to the Asian Pacific American (APA) community.