WASHINGTON — Employees at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will have a new boss starting next Monday.
Thomas Curry, whose nomination as the next comptroller was approved by the Senate on Thursday, will officially start in his new position on April 9, an OCC spokesman said Monday.
Curry has served on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. board since January 2004, and was nominated to lead the OCC in June. After a months-long impasse over financial regulatory nominees, the Senate finally confirmed the nomination last week, along with the nominations of Martin Gruenberg, Thomas Hoenig and Jeremiah Norton to seats on the FDIC board.
Curry succeeds John Dugan, who completed his term as comptroller on Aug. 14, 2010. The position has been filled since then by Acting Comptroller John Walsh, who previously served as the OCC's chief of staff and public affairs.
Prior to joining the FDIC board, Curry served as the Massachusetts commissioner of banks from 1990 to 1991 and from 1995 to 2003. During his time as a commissioner, Curry served as the chairman of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors from 2000 to 2001.
He also serves as the chairman of board of NeighborWorks America, a national non-profit that supports community-based neighborhood revitalization efforts.