The Investment Company Institute has named former journalist Mike McNamee its chief public communications officer, responsible for all media and public relations, public policy writing, editorial, website, and design activities.

He also will be responsible for the ICI Education Foundation and report to ICI president and CEO Paul Schott Stevens.

Previously, McNamee was Senior Director, Policy Writing and Editorial. He joined ICI in 2006 as Director, Media Relations. Prior to joining ICI, McNamee was Deputy Washington Bureau Chief at BusinessWeek, where he had held numerous positions during his long tenure there.

“One of ICI’s core missions is to promote public understanding of mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and other investment companies, and we have built a strong team in Public Communications to meet that mission,” Stevens said.

“With his breadth of experience, Mike has been integral to that team, and I am confident he will lead it very ably to advance the interests of our member funds and their millions of investors.”

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