The New York region of the FDIC, which includes Connecticut and surrounding states, has a new regional ombudsman, Linda F. Beavers. Her background makes her well-suited to address the variety of concerns brought to the ombudsman role.
A 29-year FDIC veteran, Beavers has most recently been serving as a case manager in the Memphis area office and previously worked as a risk-management examiner in the Kansas City region. Her assignments have involved commercial real estate, large banks, problem banks, trust examinations and information technology review. She has extensive experience in teaching, coaching and training new examiners. Beavers is a graduate of the University of Missouri, with a master’s degree in economics from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
The FDIC’s Office of the Ombudsman was created by Congress in 1994 to serve as a confidential, neutral and independent resource for individuals who have a question, concern or complaint about the FDIC regulatory process. FDIC Ombudsman Cottrell Webster and his staff of regional and senior ombudsmen are advocates for fair process and are available to help resolve banking issues in an informal, discreet manner.
The FDIC is committed to being responsive to its primary stakeholders – insured depositors and the bankers who serve them – and encourage anyone with an unresolved banking issue to contact the Office of the Ombudsman, a group that performs independent, neutral and confidential reviews.
FDIC Ombudsman staff in Washington, D.C., may be reached toll free at (877) ASK-FDIC. Regional Ombudsman Linda Beavers may be reached at (678) 916-2385.u