Ms. Zabel brings more than 20 years of diverse communications experience, and spent the last decade leading and implementing strategic communications plans on financial services issues.
Previously, as the Deputy Chief Public Communications Officer of the Investment Company Institute, Ms. Zabel developed and led proactive external communications campaigns related to registered funds and their advisers. Prior to that, she served as the Director of External Affairs at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, leading the agency’s government affairs and communications teams. As the Communications Director for the Ways and Means Committee, Ms. Zabel served as the Chairman’s spokesperson and communications strategist.
She also worked as the Director of External Affairs for Fortune 6 UnitedHealth Group, focused on strategic communications integration with government affairs and corporate social responsibility communications. She started her career as a news reporter.
Ms. Zabel graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and serves on the board of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Minneapolis chapter.