Leann G. Britton was tapped to be chief supervisor of national banks Monday, replacing Stephen R. Steinbrink, who will retire March 11 after 29 years with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

As senior deputy comptroller for supervision operations, Ms. Britton will lead the agency's 2,700 examiners. Mr. Steinbrink said he expects Ms. Britton to change the way the Comptroller's Office is structured and how it examines national banks.

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