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The Press Office of the Social Security Administration responds to media inquiries relating to the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs. It prepares press releases and arranges press conferences for the national press corps.

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If you are a member of the public wishing to contact Social Security, you should call the Agency's toll-free number at 1-800-772-1213. Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call during the week after Tuesday. Members of the public who are deaf or hard of hearing should call the Agency's toll-free TTY number at 1-800-325-0778.

Office of Communication, Press Office

  • Mark Hinkle, Acting Press Officer
  • Dorothy Clark, Senior Public Affairs Specialist
  • Nicole Tiggemann, Public Affairs Specialist
  • Darren Lutz, Public Affairs Specialist
  • Address: Baltimore, MD 21235
  • Phone: 410-965-8904
  • Email:

Regional Communications Directors

Atlanta (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN)

Patti Patterson
Regional Communications Director
Atlanta Federal Center
61 Forsyth Street, S.W., Ste 23T29
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-562-5500
Fax: 404-562-5506

Boston (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)

Steve Richardson
Acting Regional Communications Director
Room 1900, JFK Building
Government Center
Boston, MA 02203
Phone: 617-565-2881
Fax: 617-565-2143

Chicago (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)

Doug Nguyen
Regional Communications Director
600 West Madison Street
10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: 312-575-4050
Fax: 312-575-4051

Dallas (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX)

Sarah Schultz-Lackey
Regional Communications Director
1301 Young Street, Room 240
Dallas, TX 75202-5433
Phone: 214-767-3407
Fax: 214-767-8986

Denver (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY)

Cindy Malone
Acting Deputy Regional Communications Director
1961 Stout Street, 7th FL, FOB
Denver CO 80294
Phone: 303-844-1888
Fax: : 303-844-6767

NOTE: Doug Nguyen serves as the Regional Communications Director for Chicago and Denver

Kansas City (IA, KS, MO, NE)

Jewell Colbert
Regional Communications Director
Bolling Federal Building, Room 1027
601 East 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-936-5740
Fax: 816-936-5727

New York (NY, NJ, PR, VI)

John Shallman
Regional Communications Director
Room 40-102
26 Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278
Phone: 212-264-2500
Fax: 212-264-1444

Philadelphia (DE, MD, PA, VA, WV, DC)

Daniel O'Connor
Regional Communications Director
7th Floor
300 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: 215-597-3747
Fax: 215-597-1415

San Francisco (AZ, CA, HI, NV, GU, AS, MP, FM, PW, MH)

Patricia Raymond
Regional Communications Director
1221 Nevin Avenue
Richmond, CA 94801
Phone: 510-970-8430
FAX: 510-970-8218

Seattle (AK, ID, OR, WA)

Ann Mohageri
Regional Communications Director
Suite 2900, M/S 301
701 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104-7075
Phone: 206-615-2666
Fax: 206-615-2097