September 14, 2010

International Monetary Fund Announces New Ombuds

The intergovernmental organization that oversees the global financial system has appointed Lois Petzold to succeed Wilbur Hicks as its seventh Ombuds. Petzold has served as the Undergraduate Student Ombuds for Clemson University in South Carolina since 2005.

Petzold earned her law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law and a PhD in in Clinical Psychology from George Washington University. She also has been active with IOA and currently chairs the Legal & Legislative Affairs Committee.  The Ombuds office was established at the IMF thirty years ago and is central to the Fund’s dispute resolution system for staff issues. IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn expressed his gratitude to Hicks, who is expected to retire after many years of work as an Ombuds at the IMF, Shell Oil and Princeton University. 

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