The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency appointed a new senior deputy comptroller for bank supervision policy and chief national bank examiner, effective July 1. The OCC announced Wednesday that David K. Wilson will replace Tim Long — who is retiring at the end of June after 32 years with the company. In the position, Wilson will chair the agency’s committee on bank supervision, direct the formulation of policies and procedures for supervision and examination of national banks, while also serving as a member of the OCC’s executive committee. Prior to his appointment, Wilson held a variety of leadership roles at the OCC including large bank examiner-in-charge, large bank credit team leader and most recently, deputy comptroller for credit and market risk. Previously, Wilson also gained private sector experience during his four-year tenure at First Interstate Bancorp as a regional credit review manager and then as executive vice president and senior credit review officer. “Dave is well respected throughout the OCC,” said acting Comptroller of the Currency John Walsh. “He has the skills and experience needed to continue the important work of policy formulation for the agency during this critical time when we are implementing the Dodd-Frank Act.” After his many years with the OCC, Walsh said that Long brought “great energy, experience and passion for the agency and its mission.” “He provided strong leadership during the financial crisis, where his judgment and experience proved essential as we dealt with some of the most difficult challenges to the national banking system since the Great Depression,” he said. Long held a number of positions at the OCC including examiner-In-charge for both Wells Fargo (WF) and NationsBank, deputy comptroller for large bank supervision, senior deputy comptroller for midsize/community bank supervision, senior deputy comptroller for policy, and chief national bank examiner. Write to Shaina Zucker.

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