The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said Tuesday it has named Jennifer Kelly chief national examiner.

Kelly will also have the additional title of senior deputy comptroller for bank supervision policy. She currently serves as a senior deputy comptroller for midsize and community bank supervision unit. She joined the OCC in 1979 and began working as an examiner in 1983.

"Her background will serve her well as she takes on responsibility for ensuring that our supervisory policies and guidance are up to the challenge of an evolving national bank system," Comptroller Thomas J. Curry said in a news release.

Kelly will succeed John Lyons after his retirement on Aug. 1.

Toney Bland will replace Kelly in the midsize and community bank division. He currently serves as deputy comptroller for the agency's Northeastern district, which oversees 350 banks, thrifts, national trust companies and independent service providers.

Bland joined the agency in 1981, and earned his certification as a national bank examiner in 1986.

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