WASHINGTON — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has named William A. Rowe, a deputy chief of staff and liaison to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., as its new chief risk officer.

In his new role, Rowe will head the OCC’s office of enterprise risk management and its enterprise risk committee.

“Bill brings a broad perspective to this new role,” Keith Noreika, the acting comptroller, said in a press release Monday. “He has ably served [former] Comptrollers [John] Dugan and [Thomas] Curry on FDIC matters and as the deputy for their chiefs of staff, and brings a unique agency-wide view to this important role.”

William Rowe, chief risk officer at OCC
William Rowe, a deputy chief of staff, was named as the OCC's new chief risk officer.

Rowe succeeds Linda Cunningham, who retired in April. He will maintain his role as liaison to the FDIC.

He was worked at the OCC since 1992, after an early career in the banking industry. He was commissioned as a bank examiner in 1995 and is also credentialed as a certified public accountant.

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