WASHINGTON — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has named Michael Brickman as deputy comptroller for special supervision.

Brickman's role as deputy comptroller will be to lead the supervision of particularly troubled midsize and community banks regulated by the OCC. The job includes overseeing the development of strategies for rehabilitating or even resolving problem institutions, including managing the closing process for failed banks.

"Mike possesses strong skills and experience and is a great addition to the senior leadership of the OCC," said Toney Bland, senior deputy comptroller for midsize and community bank supervision, in a press release.

Under his new role, Brickman's team will also oversee the fraud specialists within OCC headquarters.

Brickman has been at the OCC since 2011, when he was a director for special supervision. He was later promoted to associate deputy comptroller for midsize bank supervision. He also served as acting associate deputy comptroller for the Southern District. Brickman started out at the Office of Thrift Supervision in 1998 as an examiner in Kansas City, Mo. (The OTS was eventually dissolved into the OCC in 2011.)

Brickman succeeds Kristina Whittaker, who is retiring in February.

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