American Financial Services Association

Ed McFadden

Ed McFadden

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Ed McFadden

Vice President, Communications
American Financial Services Association

Ed serves as AFSA’s vice president for communications, leading the association’s internal and external communications efforts and coordinating with the association’s membership, government relations, compliance, meetings and conferences, and educational foundation teams. Ed joined AFSA in June 2019 after serving for more than 15 years in communications and public affairs leadership roles in both the corporate and nonprofit worlds of Washington DC. Prior to his private sector roles, he served as a speechwriter and special assistant in the administration of George W. Bush. The earlier stage of his career was in journalism, including stints with The Wall Street Journal editorial page in Europe, Dow Jones in Washington, and as a senior editor with Reader’s Digest. Ed is a graduate of the University of San Francisco and its Great Books program, the Saint Ignatius Institute.

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