WASHINGTON - Comptroller of the Currency John D. Hawke Jr. announced Monday that he had selected Douglas W. Roeder as a senior regulator to oversee the OCC's new large-bank examiner division.

Mr. Roeder was named senior deputy comptroller for large banks, a post unveiled last week as part of Mr. Hawke's reorganization of the agency.

Mr. Roeder, who will be responsible for exams and supervision of the largest national banks, as well as operations in the agency's London office, "has vast experience and proven expertise in the supervisory challenges that are unique to the largest national banks," Mr. Hawke said in a press statement. "I look forward to Doug's contributions in this senior policy position as we navigate the supervisory challenges in the years ahead."

Mr. Roeder has spent 24 years as a bank examiner for the OCC. He has been deputy comptroller for bank supervision in large banks since 1997 and was the Boston office's regional manager. He is to formally take the new position Oct. 1.

The Comptroller's Office said last week that it would split the 350 bank examiners who oversee the 30 largest national banks into a distinct group.

Under the reorganization, Mr. Roeder will work with E. Wayne Rushton, who was named chief national bank examiner, and with Leann Britton, senior deputy comptroller, who remains in charge of examiners of small and midsize institutions. The three will form a new subcommittee of the agency's executive committee to oversee and plan all bank supervision activities, Mr. Hawke said last week.

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