Director of the United States Mint
The Director of the United States Mint is the head of the United States Mint. The position is currently vacant following the resignation of Edmund C. Moy in January 2011. Richard A. Peterson was named Deputy Director of the United States Mint on January 25, 2011. The President nominated Bibiana Boerio to the position in September, 2012. 
The position has been in continuous existence since the creation of the Mint by the Coinage Act of 1792. Initially appointed serving at the approbation the President of the United States, the Coinage Act of 1873 specified a five-year term for Directors.
The Director operates with general directions provided by the United States Secretary of the Treasury.