CHAIRMAN TIGERT ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENTS OF HOYLE L. ROBINSON, LESLIE A. WOOLLEY AND JAMES PHILLIP BATTEY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FDIC Chairman Ricki R. Tigert announced today the
appointments of Hoyle L. Robinson, Leslie A. Woolley and James
Phillip Battey to newly created positions in the Office of the Chairman.
Mr. Robinson, who retired last January as the FDIC's Executive
Secretary after 29 years at the agency, has agreed to return for a limited
period as Special Counsel to the Chairman. His responsibilities will
include advising the Chairman on a broad range of issues related to the
organization and operations of the decision-making process at the FDIC.
Ms. Woolley, currently Legislative Director for U.S. Senator Bob
Graham (D-Fla.), will become Deputy to the Chairman for Policy. She
will focus on external policy matters relating to the Congress, the
banking community and the general public.
Mr. Battey, who is Director of Public Affairs for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, has been appointed Assistant to the Chairman for Public Affairs. He will advise the Chairman on public affairs matters and will serve as the chief speechwriter. Chairman Tigert said: "I am very pleased that Hoyle Robinson, Leslie Woolley and Phil Battey will be joining the FDIC's management team. Each will bring special talents and expertise, including Hoyle's vast knowledge of the FDIC's operations, Leslie's breadth of experience as an adviser and strategist on bank regulatory policies, and Phil's abilities in public affairs planning. I know they will make significant contributions to the FDIC."
Hoyle Robinson, who began his FDIC career in December 1964,
held several positions in the Legal Division before being named Counsel
in the Office of the Executive Secretary in July 1973. He was promoted
to Executive Secretary in May 1979 and held that key position for the
next 14 years. The Office of the Executive Secretary is the official
historical and recordkeeping unit of the FDIC. It organizes and manages
meetings of the Board of Directors and standing committees, and
oversees the FDIC's compliance with public disclosure laws and federal
employee ethics regulations. Mr. Robinson graduated from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with undergraduate and law
degrees. As Legislative Director to Senator Graham since 1987,
Leslie Woolley has been responsible for policy development and
strategic planning for overall legislative activities, including those
involving the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.
Between 1984 and 1986, she served in Washington as Assistant Vice
President of Chemical New York, Inc., an affiliate of Chemical Bank.
Prior to joining Chemical New York, Inc., she held various positions
associated with the House Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs
Committee, starting in 1977. Ms. Woolley holds BA and MBA degrees
from Oklahoma State University. Phil Battey has been chief
speechwriter and adviser to Comptroller of the Currency Eugene A.
Ludwig on long-range communications and public affairs strategies since
May 1993. Prior to that, he was Executive Speechwriter in the Office of
the Chairman at the FDIC from January 1992 to May 1993. Mr. Battey
also has held various writing positions with the American Bankers
Association and American Banker newspaper. He has a BS degree from
Georgetown University and an MA degree from the University of