Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

"I Used to Be the One Asking the questions."(American Banker Reporter Robert M. Garsson Becomes Federal Deposit Insurance Corp Corporate Communications Director)(Brief Article)

Academic journal article ABA Banking Journal

"I Used to Be the One Asking the questions."(American Banker Reporter Robert M. Garsson Becomes Federal Deposit Insurance Corp Corporate Communications Director)(Brief Article)

Article excerpt

The tables have turned for Robert M. Garsson. The journalist, who spent some of his 14 years at American Banker hounding the hotshots on Capitol Hill, has become the object of the chase himself.

In his new role as the director of corporate communications at the FDIC, Garsson serves as a spokesman for the agency. He replaces Alan J. Whitney, who retired after 16 years. "My role will be letting the world see the FDIC the way it is--the FDIC as it transacts public business," said 44-year-old Garsson in an interview just prior to leaving the paper. "The public has a right and a need to know what is going on at the agency, and it's my job to get it out."

Garsson brings a master's degree in political science and years of experience covering the banking industry to the FDIC. In his previous position, Garsson covered a range of topics including trust and investment banking, technology, money-center banks, diversified financial service companies, and the Competitive Equality Banking Act. …

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