JO-ANN HENRY NAMED FDIC DIRECTOR OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PR-48-96 (7-2-96)
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FDIC Deputy to the Chairman and Chief Operating Officer
Dennis F. Geer announced today the selection of Jo-Ann Henry as
the Corporation's Director of Equal Opportunity.
As head of the FDIC's Office of Equal Opportunity, Ms.
Henry will be responsible for ensuring that minorities and women
have the maximum opportunity to participate in FDIC contracting
and legal engagements, ensuring equal employment opportunities
within the FDIC and managing the Corporation's related programs.
"Jo-Ann Henry is exceptionally qualified to serve as the
FDIC's Director of Equal Opportunity," said Mr. Geer. "She not
only has a distinguished record as a top-level manager, but solid
experience with equal opportunity and administrative policy
issues. She has the competence, sensitivity and sense of fairness
needed to serve as an outstanding advocate for equal opportunity at
Ms. Henry joined the FDIC on January 1, 1996, as the
Division of Supervision's Assistant Director for Administration.
In this position, she has managed the division's administrative
programs and overseen its policies to improve organizational
Prior to coming to the FDIC, Ms. Henry served with the
Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC). From 1993 through 1995,
she was the RTC's Vice President for Administration, with
responsibility for a wide range of administrative policies and
services, including human resources, organizational analysis,
ombudsman programs and facilities and logistics management.
From 1991 to 1993, she served as Director of Human Resources
Management. In this capacity, she established and staffed the
RTC's first personnel office and carried out its human resources
policies and programs.
As Director of Personnel for the U.S. Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from 1986 to 1991, Ms. Henry
directed and developed EEOC human resources programs and activities.
From 1982 to 1986, she served in a succession of posts with the Office
of the Comptroller of the Currency, including as Acting Associate
Director for Human Resources, where she organized and directed
the OCC's recruitment and staffing programs.
Ms. Henry received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology
from the University of California at Los Angeles, a Master of Arts
degree in Urban Studies from Howard University, Washington,
D.C., and a Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard
University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. She lives in Rockville,
Maryland, with her husband, William Cardoza; they have two
grown sons, Justin and Jared.
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