Ryder resigns as director of the US Mint

US Mint photo by David J. Ryder

David Ryder has resigned as director of the U.S. Mint, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Friday, September 24. Alison Doone, who was previously executive director of the Mint, will lead the office as the new interim director effective October 1.

Here is the Treasury Department press release announcing the change:

WASHINGTON – Today, the US Department of the Treasury announced that Alison Doone is the new acting director of the US Mint. Doone previously served as Managing Director of the Mint. Doone’s first day as Interim Director will be October 1 as Director David J. Ryder leaves the office to pursue new opportunities.

“I am delighted to serve the US Mint as an interim director to help it continue its important work,” said Alison Doone. “I look forward to working alongside the dedicated Mint employees across the country and supporting our continued efforts to ensure that we operate efficiently and produce quality products for the American people. “

“We thank Director Ryder for his dedicated service to the US Mint and welcome Alison to this role,” said Assistant Secretary Wally Adeyemo. “It is essential that the US Mint continue its critical operations to produce our currency in an environment of increased demand and to protect US assets. I am confident that Alison’s leadership will help us accomplish this mission.”

“It has been an honor to be the 34th and 39th Director of the US Mint,” said Director David J. Ryder. “During this global pandemic, the US Mint showcased American excellence. Not only did the Mint fulfill its primary mission of producing coins in circulation, but it generated near record revenues by introducing very popular numismatic products at a time when many of its peers around the world went out of business. Thank you to all the employees who work tirelessly and play a role in ensuring that the Mint can meet the demands of the public, provide quality products and operate efficiently. I know that with Alison as Acting Director, the Mint will continue to do just that.

Doone, a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2004, has held the position of Managing Director of La Monnaie since March 2021.

Prior to starting her work at La Monnaie, Ms. Doone was the Financial Director of the Department of Education from August 2018 to March 2021; Deputy Financial Director at the Ministry of Energy from January 2013 to August 2018; Financial Director at the Administration of General Services from September 2010 to January 2013; Director and Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the Internal Revenue Service from August 2005 to September 2010; and, Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration from June 2004 to August 2005. Prior to her appointment to the SES, Ms. Doone held the position of Senior Executive (SL), Deputy Director of Personnel for Management at the Federal Election Commission from from November 1999. to June 2004.

Ms. Doone holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University and a Masters in Finance from the University of Michigan.

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