The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency named 15 new senior managers Wednesday as part of the agency's restructuring.
Nine of the officials will fill new positions at the agency's headquarters here. Placed in charge of large bank supervision were Delora Ng Jee, head of the OCC's western district, Douglas W. Roeder, chief examiner at Fleet Financial Group, and Timothy W. Long, NationsBank Corp.'s top examiner.
"We are hoping for more consistency and better supervision by having big banks supervised by the same management team in Washington," said Leann G. Britton, senior deputy comptroller for bank supervision operations.
Six new district chiefs also were tapped Wednesday. The appointments, effective June 30, are part of an agencywide reorganization begun in January when the OCC announced supervision of the 34 largest national banks would be shifted from the six district offices to Washington.
As a result, the responsibilities of the deputy comptrollers in charge of each district were pared, and three took early retirement. Their positions will be filled by: Fred D. Finke, the agency's district liaison, who will take charge of the northeastern district; Assistant Deputy Comptroller for Compliance Bert A. Otto, who will head the central district; and Jerilyn Gilland, assistant chief national bank examiner, who will lead the midwestern district.
John Robinson, director of the Office of Thrift Supervision's western region, was tapped to head the OCC's western district. Mr. Robinson replaces Ms. Jee.
Two acting district deputy comptrollers were promoted. Archie L. Bransford Jr. was named deputy comptroller for the southeastern district, and John A. Bodnar was named head of the southwestern district.
As part of the restructuring, the OCC folded the chief national bank examiner's office into the supervision policy division. Supervision policy was then split into three sections. Deputy Chief National Bank Examiner Kevin Bailey was named deputy comptroller for core policy. He will handle issues relating to capital, earnings, accounting, and fundamental risk areas.
The other new supervision policy posts include David Gibbons as deputy comptroller for credit risk and Stephen Cross as deputy comptroller for community and consumer policy. Mr. Gibbons is acting district administrator for the southeastern district. Mr. Cross is deputy comptroller for compliance.
Also Wednesday, Ralph Sharpe, deputy comptroller for multinational banking, was named senior policy adviser to Wayne Rushton, senior deputy comptroller for bank supervision policy.
Mark A. Nishan, the central district's director for compliance and bank supervision, was named deputy comptroller for continuing education, while Ann F. Jaedicke, director of large bank supervision, was named deputy comptroller for supervision support.