News Release 2020-3 | January 6, 2020
WASHINGTON—The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced Brian James as Deputy Comptroller for the Central District.
In this role, Mr. James will oversee 320 community banks and federal savings associations and manage more than 380 examiners and other professional personnel who ensure the financial institutions they supervise operate in a safe, sound, and fair manner. Mr. James assumes these duties in January 2020.
“Brian has demonstrated strong bank supervision skills and excellent personnel management talent,” said Senior Deputy Comptroller for Midsize and Community Bank Supervision Blake Paulson. “Brian will be an effective member of the agency’s executive leadership team and ensure the banks and thrifts in the Central District continue to receive world-class supervision that enables them to better serve their communities.”
Mr. James has served in a variety of key positions during his nearly 30 year career at the OCC, including National Bank Examiner responsible for supervision of community and large banks, Assistant Deputy Comptroller, and Associate Deputy Comptroller.
In 2013, Mr. James earned the agency’s Managerial Excellence Award, its highest award for managers. He joined the agency in 1990 after earning a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, and economics from the University of Nebraska – Kearney.