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David Ryder Resigns as United States Mint Director

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EDITOR NOTE: CoinNews.net reports that United States Mint Director David Ryder resigned, and Chief Administrative Officer at the Mint Alison Doone will take over as Acting Director on October 1. Ryder was the 34th and the 39th Director of the U.S. Mint. In a statement, the outgoing director said that he’s proud that, “Not only did the Mint meet its primary mission of producing circulating coinage, but it generated near-record revenue by introducing wildly popular numismatic products at a time in which many of its peers around the world ceased operations.” Prior to her position at the mint, Doone held financial positions with the Department of Education, Department of Energy, General Services Administration, Internal Revenue Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Federal Election Commission. 

David Ryder resigned as the United States Mint Director, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Friday, Sept. 24. Alison Doone, who previously served as Chief Administrative Officer at the Mint, will lead the bureau as the new Acting Director beginning on Oct. 1.

The following is the Treasury Department press release announcing the change:

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced Alison Doone as the new Acting Director of the U.S. Mint. Doone previously served as Chief Administrative Officer at the Mint. Doone’s first day as Acting Director will be on October 1 as Director David J. Ryder leaves the bureau to pursue new opportunities.

"I’m excited to serve the U.S. Mint as Acting Director to help it continue its important work," said Alison Doone. "I look forward to working alongside the devoted Mint employees across the country and supporting our ongoing efforts to ensure that we are operating efficiently and producing quality products for the American people."

"We thank Director Ryder for his dedicated service to the U.S. Mint and welcome Alison to serve in this role," said Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo. "It is essential for the U.S. Mint to continue its critical operations to produce our coinage amid increased demand and safeguard American assets. I have confidence that Alison’s leadership will help us carry out this mission."

"It was an honor to serve as the 34th and the 39th Director of the U.S. Mint," said Director David J. Ryder. "During this global pandemic, the U.S. Mint has showcased American excellence.  Not only did the Mint meet its primary mission of producing circulating coinage, but it generated near-record revenue by introducing wildly popular numismatic products at a time in which many of its peers around the world ceased operations. Thank you to all of the employees who work tirelessly and play a role in ensuring that the Mint can meet the demands of the public, deliver quality products, and operate effectively. I know that with Alison serving as Acting Director, the Mint will continue to do just that."

Doone, a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2004, has served as the Mint’s Chief Administrative Officer since March 2021.

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