Washington — The United States Mint announced today the selection of Andrew D. Brunhart as its new Deputy Director. Mr. Brunhart will assume his responsibilities beginning May 23, 2008.
“Andy has more than 20 years of experience in senior executive positions,” said United States Mint Director Ed Moy. “His expertise in organizational change will help the United States Mint achieve its strategic goals and become a more results–oriented organization.”
Most recently, Mr. Brunhart served as General Manager of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) in Laurel, Maryland. In that capacity, Mr. Brunhart guided the re–vitalization of the Engineering and Capital Programs and proactively addressed WSSC’s aging infrastructure. During his tenure, WSSC received recognition as one of the “Best Places to Work” in the Greater Washington, D.C. area for three consecutive years.
Mr. Brunhart retired from the U.S. Navy as a Captain following 30 years of service. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University and a Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He also is a graduate of the Advanced Executive Program at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and holds a Certificate in Financial Planning. Mr. Brunhart is a certified professional engineer and a registered financial consultant. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University.
The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, is the sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage for the United States. Its primary mission is to produce an adequate supply of circulating coinage for the nation’s commerce. The United States Mint also produces proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins, Congressional Gold Medals and bullion coins from a variety of precious metals. In Fiscal Year 2007, the United States Mint produced approximately 15.4 billion coins and generated more than $872 million in numismatic sales.