The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced the appointment of Amy C. Thompson as Director of the Office of Communications. In her new role, Ms. Thompson will lead the agency’s internal and external communications initiatives, including planning and executing public affairs activities to promote understanding of the FDIC’s mission, objectives, and programs.
“I am very pleased that Amy has joined our team. She possesses a wide range of both private- and public-sector experience in public relations that will benefit the FDIC as we carry out our mission to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial system,” said FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams.
Prior to joining the FDIC, Ms. Thompson was Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where she oversaw all external and internal communications, media relations, and stakeholder engagement efforts. She was also responsible for directing HUD’s disaster recovery communications, and was the principal communications advisor to the HUD Secretary. She previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and as Deputy Press Secretary at HUD.
Ms. Thompson’s experience in the private sector includes her role as Director of Communications for the Community Financial Services Association. Prior to that, she managed public relations campaigns and executive speechwriting at Target Corporation in Minneapolis. She also served as a communications advisor to Fortune 500 Companies at LEVICK, a D.C.-based public relations firm, where she specialized in crisis management, government regulation and corporate reputation.
Ms. Thompson earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of North Texas.