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OCC Announces New Senior Managers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced selection of 15 new senior managers for bank supervision policy and operations. Today's selections are part of an agency-wide reorganization, which was announced to employees in January 1997. The appointments are effective June 30, 1997.

"This reorganization reflects fundamental changes in the banking industry," said Comptroller of the Currency Eugene A. Ludwig. "It recognizes the continuing consolidation of the banking industry and takes into account the basic distinction in supervisory needs between large banks and mid-size/community banks. This new structure will allow the agency to be more flexible in adjusting to continuing changes in the banking industry." The reorganization consolidates oversight of large bank supervision in the OCC's Washington Office and structures the OCC's district operations to focus on the particular needs of community and mid-size national banks. The agency's supervision policy department also has been restructured into three separate units focusing on core supervisory policy, policy for supervising credit risk, and community and consumer policy. The organizational structure has fewer managerial layers and gives the Washington Office greater responsibility for developing and maintaining examiner expertise.

Bank Supervision Policy

Senior Policy Advisor to the Senior Deputy Comptroller for Bank Supervision Policy — Ralph Sharpe

Since 1994, Ralph Sharpe has been Deputy Comptroller for Multinational Banking. Previously, he had been assistant director in the Litigation Division and director of the Enforcement and Compliance Division in the OCC's Law Department. He joined the OCC in 1978 as a staff attorney after working as an attorney at the Department of Energy and in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. He is a 1974 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin and received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1969.

Deputy Comptroller for Core Policy — Kevin Bailey

Kevin Bailey joined the OCC as an attorney in 1986. During his OCC career, he has been a senior attorney and executive assistant to the Senior Deputy Comptroller for Bank Supervision Operations. In his current position of Deputy Chief National Bank Examiner, a position he has held since 1994, he has overseen the development and implementation of the OCC's supervision by risk program. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Boston College and a Juris Doctor degree from Villanova University.

Deputy Comptroller for Community and Consumer Policy — Stephen Cross

Since joining the OCC as a financial economist in 1984, Stephen Cross has been deputy director for Industry and Financial Analysis and director for Banking Research and Statistics in the Economics Department. In 1991 he became Deputy Comptroller for Compliance, where he helped revise the interagency CRA regulations, develop fair lending examination procedures, and streamline examination procedures for community banks. Before joining the OCC, Mr. Cross was an assistant professor in economics at Holy Cross University. He holds a B.A. from Texas Christian University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia.

Deputy Comptroller for Credit Risk — David Gibbons

David Gibbons joined the OCC as an examiner in 1977. During his OCC career, he has served as Examiner In Charge of Chase Manhattan Bank, Fleet Financial Group, and Shawmut National Bank. Over the past year, Mr. Gibbons has been acting District Administrator for the Southeastern District and acting Regional Bank Director in the Northeastern District. He holds a B.S. in Economics and Finance from Alfred University.

Bank Supervision Operations

Deputy Comptroller for Large Banks — Delora Ng Jee, Douglas W. Roeder, and Timothy W. Long

Delora Jee joined the OCC as an examiner in 1978. During her OCC career, she has been Examiner in Charge of Chase Manhattan Bank and head of the OCC's London office, where she was responsible for supervising the overseas activities of U.S. multinational banks. Since 1995, she has been deputy comptroller of the OCC's Western District. She holds a B.A. in Managerial Studies/Economics from Rice University.

Douglas Roeder has been OCC's Examiner in Charge at Fleet Financial Group since 1995. Previously, he served as a field manager in the OCC's Central and Northeastern districts, acting director of the Cincinnati Field Office, and Examiner in Charge of Shawmut National Bank. He joined the OCC as an examiner in 1977. He holds a B.A. in Finance from the University of Cincinnati and is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

Timothy Long has been Examiner in Charge at NationsBank Corporation since 1994. He had previously served as Examiner in Charge at Wells Fargo & Company and First Interstate Bancorp. He joined the OCC as an examiner in 1979 and is currently a member of the team studying supervisory strategies for the next economic downturn. Mr. Long holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Montana.

District Deputy Comptroller, Northeastern District — Fred D. Finke

Fred Finke joined the OCC in 1973 as a financial intern. During his career, he has served as manager for bank structure analysis, director of the OCC's Special Supervision Division, and Deputy Comptroller for Special Supervision. Since 1994, he has been responsible for liaison between the OCC's districts and Bank Supervision Operations in the Washington Office. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska.

District Deputy Comptroller, Southeastern District — Archie L. Bransford, Jr.

Archie Bransford joined the OCC in 1973 as a financial intern. He has been field manager in the OCC's Central District, Examiner In Charge of First Union Corporation, and district administrator of the Southeastern District. He has been acting Deputy Comptroller for the Southeastern District since 1996. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Detroit.

District Deputy Comptroller, Central District — Bert A. Otto

Bert Otto has been Assistant Deputy Comptroller for Compliance since 1994. He served as acting Deputy Comptroller from 1996 to January 1997 and recently was a member of the Interagency Task Force on Compliance. Previously, he had been a field office director in the OCC's Northeastern District and field manager in both the Central and Northeastern Districts. He joined the OCC in 1973. Mr. Otto holds a B.S. in Business Management from Indiana State University and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University.

District Deputy Comptroller, Midwestern District — Jerilyn Gilland

Jeri Gilland has been Assistant Chief National Bank Examiner since 1991. In her present position, she has served as acting Chief National Bank Examiner and acting District Liaison. In addition to her extensive field experience, she established the National Credit Committee and has played an active role in recent OCC organizational review efforts. Ms. Gilland joined the OCC as an examiner in 1974. She holds a B.A. in Economics from North Texas State University and is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking.

District Deputy Comptroller, Southwestern District — John A. Bodnar

John Bodnar has been District Administrator for the Southwestern District since 1983, and since January 1997 has served as acting Deputy Comptroller in that district. His previous positions include Regional Director for Special Surveillance and Deputy Regional Administrator for Examinations in OCC's New York office. He currently serves on the National Risk Committee. Mr. Bodnar joined the OCC as an examiner in 1967. He received a B.S. degree and an M.B.A. in Finance from Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey.

District Deputy Comptroller, Western District — John Robinson

John Robinson has been regional director of the Western Region of the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) since 1993. He joined the Federal Home Bank System in 1987 and became director of policy analysis in the Office of Regulatory Activities (ORA). He managed the development of the agency's interest rate risk program and the revision of thrift capital requirements. He was named assistant director for policy at OTS in 1989 when ORA became part of the newly created OTS. Previously, Mr. Robinson had been an investment banker and had also managed the banking, thrift and securities regulatory review area for the Office of Management and Budget. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a bachelor's degree in finance and received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Deputy Comptroller for Continuing Education — Mark A. Nishan

Mark Nishan has been director for Compliance and Bank Supervision in the OCC's Central District since 1994. He previously served as director for Bank Analysis in the Central District and director for Strategic Planning in the Washington Office. He joined the OCC in 1978 as a Presidential Management Intern. Mr. Nishan holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Deputy Comptroller for Supervision Support — Ann F. Jaedicke

Ann Jaedicke has been director for Large Bank Supervision since 1995. She previously served as a multinational bank analyst in the OCC's Washington Office and manager of Special Supervision and manager of Supervision Support in the Midwestern District. She joined the OCC as an examiner in 1977. She holds a B.B.A. in accounting from Texas A&M University.

Economic and Policy Analysis

Director for Bank Technology — Mark O'Dell

Mark O'Dell joined the OCC as an examiner in 1978. He has been a field office analyst, multinational bank analyst, member of the OCC's London Office, and shared national credit coordinator at Citibank. Currently he is director for analysis in Multinational Banking in the Washington Office. He holds a B.S. in mathematics and an M.B.A. from Colorado State University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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