Press Release: Financial Services Forum Announces Barbara Hagenbaugh As Executive Vice President And Head Of Communications

22 Jan 2018


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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Financial Services Forum (Forum) announced Barbara Hagenbaugh will join the organization as Executive Vice President and Head of Communications. Hagenbaugh comes to the Forum from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), where she has served as chief spokesperson for the agency in her capacity as the Deputy to the Chairman for Communications.

“We are extremely pleased to have Barbara join us,” said Financial Services Forum CEO Kevin Fromer. “Her deep and wide range of financial policy experience will ensure the Forum effectively promotes public policies that help America’s largest banks support long-term economic growth.”

“Complex policy issues require both engaging and substantive communications and we look forward to having Barbara lead the Forum’s efforts in this regard,” he added.

Beyond her role as advisor and spokesperson at the FDIC, Hagenbaugh has led a 14-person communications team that engages on regulatory reform, living wills, cybersecurity, resolution planning, new bank formation, and bank closings.

Prior to the FDIC, Hagenbaugh was a senior media relations specialist at the Federal Reserve Board. There, she served as spokesperson on bank supervision and regulatory matters and communicated on the Federal Reserve’s annual stress tests. She joined the Federal Reserve Board after 14 years as an economic and financial reporter at USA Today and Reuters.

A graduate of the Medill School at Northwestern University with a degree in journalism, she resides in Arlington, Virginia.

Hagenbaugh will begin her new role at the Financial Services Forum effective February 26, 2018.


About the Financial Services Forum

The Financial Services Forum is a nonpartisan economic policy and advocacy organization comprised of the CEOs of the largest and most diversified banking organizations headquartered in the United States. The Forum pursues policies that encourage savings and investment, support deep and liquid capital markets, promote a competitive global marketplace, and ensure people everywhere have the opportunity to participate fully and productively in the 21st-century global economy.