Institute for Corean-American Studies

Edmund C. Moy
Director of the United States Mint

Edmund C. Moy, ICAS Fellow, was sworn in as the 38th Director of the United States Mint on September 5, 2006. As Director of the United States Mint, Edmund leads the world’s largest manufacturer of coins, medals, and numismatic (coin) products. In FY 2005, the United States Mint manufactured more than 15 billion circulating coins, and generated revenue of $1.77 billion and contributed $775 million in earnings to the United States Treasury.

Prior to becoming Director, Edmund was a Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel at the White House. He was responsible for recommending to President George W. Bush candidates for political appointments for the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Education, Labor, Agriculture, Interior, Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

In addition, Edmund was responsible for political appointments for many independent agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts, National Mediation Board, Social Security Administration, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, National Labor Relations Board, Tennessee Valley Authority, and the Farm Credit Administration. He served on a panel in the creation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and had responsibility for staffing high-ranking positions at the U.S. Department of Justice and the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Prior to his current public service, Ed spent eight years working with venture capital firms and entrepreneurs, including the Wall Street private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, and serving on the boards of several companies and nonprofit organizations. From 1989 to 1993, he served President George H.W. Bush as a political appointee at the federal Health Care Financing Administration at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As the Director of the Office of Managed Care, Ed was responsible for regulating health maintenance organizations, formulating our nation’s managed care policy, and overseeing $7 billion in annual expenditures to Medicare and Medicaid managed health care programs. From 1979 to 1989, he was a sales and marketing executive for Blue Cross Blue Shield United of Wisconsin.

Ed graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1979 with a triple major: economics, international relations, and political science. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Christianity Today International and the Board of Directors for the Christianity Today Foundation.

Ed, his wife Karen and daughter Nora live in Arlington, VA.

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