Office of Public Affairs

Cathy MacFarlane, Director

The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is responsible for informing the public about the FTC’s diverse law enforcement actions and policy work. The office is the agency’s main point of contact with the news media.

One of OPA’s primary objectives is to ensure that American consumers have a high awareness and understanding of the FTC’s work.

Phone: 202-326-2180

Media Contacts

Peter Kaplan
Deputy Director
202-326-2334 |
Juliana Gruenwald Henderson
Technology issues & privacy
202-326-2924 |
Betsy Lordan
Mergers & competition
202-326-3707 |
Mitchell J. Katz
Ad practices & telemarketing
202-326-2161 |
Nicole Drayton
Military & education
202-326-2565 |
Jay Mayfield
Marketing practices, debt collection and lending
202-326-2656 |

Web and Digital Strategy Team

Chris Noonan Sturm
Website Manager
Rich Custer
Web Content Manager
Jason Wolf
Visual Information Specialist

Support Staff

Gail M. Kingsland
Programs Specialist