Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry was named chairman of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council for a two-year term. 

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said Curry is the 21st FFIEC chairman, and this is the fifth time the OCC has led the council.

Previously, Debbie Matz, chairman of the National Credit Union Administration, led the council. 

The FFIEC is responsible for prescribing uniform principles, standards, and report forms for the federal examination of financial institutions, and to make recommendations to promote uniformity in the supervision of financial institutions.