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
Email: [email protected]

Media Contacts

Peter Kaplan
Deputy Director
202-326-2334 | [email protected]
Juliana Gruenwald Henderson
Technology issues & privacy
202-326-2924 | [email protected]

Betsy Lordan
Mergers & competition
202-326-3707 | [email protected]


Mitchell J. Katz
Ad practices & telemarketing
202-326-2161 | [email protected]

Nicole Jones
Military & education
202-326-2565 | [email protected]

Web and Digital Strategy Team

Chris Noonan Sturm
Website Manager
[email protected]

Ruxi Giura
Digital Technologies Specialist
[email protected]

Rich Custer
Web Content Manager
[email protected]

Jason Wolf
Visual Information Specialist
[email protected]

Support Staff

Gail M. Kingsland
Programs Specialist