Gibson's Oct. 25 appointment sees Alison Doone, Mint's chief administrator, return to her post. Doone had been acting Mint director since Oct. 1. Doone was appointed acting Mint director when Mint Director David J. Ryder resigned on Sept. 24, with his last day in office being Sept. 30.
The Biden administration has not yet announced whether Gibson will be nominated to a full five year term as Mint director.
Senate approval would be required for such a nomination. The president can appoint the Mint director. The position of deputy Mint director is a permanent government job.
Gibson was appointed acting Mint director, making her the first woman of colour to be the chief executive of the nation’s coin bureau.
Gibson has served more than 40 years in government.
Gibson was previously the director of human resource for Washington, D.C.'s Department of Human Resources before her Mint assignment.
Gibson was previously the assistant secretary for human resource for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Gibson's service also includes stints in human resources at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).