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Ethics Watchdog FACT Names New Executive Director

Kendra Arnold Promoted After Former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker Takes Justice Department Position

(Washington, D.C.) – October 11, 2017- The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), a non-partisan ethics watchdog group, today, announced that FACT’s former General Counsel, Kendra Arnold, has been named the organization’s new executive director. Ms. Arnold, an attorney, was promoted to her new role after former U.S. Attorney, Matthew Whitaker, accepted a new position in the Justice Department as Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Chief of Staff.

“I want to first thank my colleague and friend, Matt Whitaker, for the critical role he played as the architect of FACT and the driver of its success in helping to brighten the light of transparency and accountability over unethical behavior,” said Kendra Arnold, Executive Director, Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT). “I look forward to continuing this important work to ensure that all Americans have an independent voice when it comes to holding elected officials, government and its institutions accountable to them.”

Ms. Arnold joined FACT shortly after the organization’s inception in 2014 as General Counsel, working on legal ethics and government accountability issues and doing media appearances for the group. Prior to joining FACT, she represented clients in private practice, in both state and federal court. She also litigated in the areas of civil and criminal cases, as well as appellate cases.

A 2007 graduate of Drake Law School, Ms. Arnold served on the Drake Law Review as Notes Editor and worked in the Drake Legal Clinic, for which she received the Robert J. Kromminga award for her work in the Appellate Clinic. Other legal accolades she has received include being named Howard Fellow and receiving both the David L. Brown Scholarship and the McKee, Voorhees, and Sease Law Scholarship. She was also elected Order of the Coif, an honor society for top law school graduates. Ms. Arnold received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Iowa in 2002.

FACT is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting accountability, ethics, and transparency in government and civic arenas.

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