Office of Public Affairs

Peter Kaplan, Acting 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
Acting Director
202-326-2334 |
Juliana Gruenwald Henderson
Technology issues & privacy
202-326-2924 |

Betsy Lordan
Mergers & competition
202-326-3707 |

Frank Dorman
Consumer fraud & debt collection
202-326-2674 |

Mitchell J. Katz
Ad practices & telemarketing
202-326-2161 |

Nicole Jones
Social media & education
202-326-2565 |

Web and Digital Strategy Team

Chris Noonan Sturm
Website Manager

Ruxi Giura
Digital Technologies Specialist


Rich Custer
Web Content Manager

Jason Wolf
Visual Information Specialist


Support Staff

Judy Dickie
Office of the Director

Gail M. Kingsland
Programs Specialist