The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has appointed M. Anthony Lowe as FDIC Ombudsman and Director of the Office of the Ombudsman. The Ombudsman's office interacts with bankers, other industry representatives, community groups, and members of the public to answer questions and hear concerns about FDIC policies and regulations. The office serves as both a resource and a liaison to facilitate the resolution of issues with financial institutions. Lowe is a 32-year veteran of the FDIC and has served as the agency's Chicago Regional Director for the divisions of Risk Management Supervision and Depositor and Consumer Protection since September 2008. He will be based in Chicago and will assume his new duties July 2.