Rhett Jeppson has been named the deputy director of the United States Mint.
Jeppson was previously the Acting Chief Operating Officer of the Small Business Administration and as an Associate Administrator for Veterans Business Development. Prior to that, he served 24 years in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Dick Peterson, the current Deputy Director, will assume the position of Deputy Director for Manufacturing and Quality.
In making the announcement, Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios thanked Peterson for his service as Deputy Director. She said 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.
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