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Government Printing Office veteran Richard Davis has advanced to become director of GPO’s Office of Electronic Information Dissemination Services.

In his new job, Davis will manage the agency’s Web site,

Appointed to the post by Public Printer Bruce James, Davis most recently served as assistant director of EIDS. He joined the services group in 1996 as a product services manager.

Davis made his GPO debut in 1992 as a program analyst for the technical support group, and he later served as head of the electronic transition staff.

A resident of Gaithersburg, Md., Davis is a 1988 graduate of James Madison University. He has a bachelor’s in political science.

He also holds a 1991 master’s in government from the College of William and Mary, and has completed graduate work at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Oil Slick. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is losing longtime staffer Brian Malnak to the Shell Oil Co., where he will become vice president for government affairs.

The 38-year-old Malnak most recently served as Republican staff director for the panel. He has also worked as legislative director to then-Sen. Frank Murkowski (R-Alaska), as deputy chief of staff to then-Alaska Gov. Walter Hickle (R) and as associate director of communications for the Office of the Secretary of the Interior.

Malnak, a Garden State native, holds a bachelor’s in political science from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.

Razorback Ross. With the departure of Erik Greathouse for the Gephardt for President campaign, Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.) has tapped Director of Special Projects Cori Smith to be his new chief of staff.

Smith, who was campaign manager to Ross during the 2002 election, is an alumna of Memphis’ Rhodes College, where she earned a bachelor’s in political science.

The Bluegrass State native earlier served as Ross’ deputy campaign manager in 2000.