Two years as the District of Columbia's superintendent of banking made Fe Morales Marks the Maytag repairman of regulators - she didn't have any banks to supervise.

Most of her time was spent rewriting the district's arcane banking laws, a project that eventually bogged down in local politics. But her tenure wasn't a total bust, at least not personally. It prepared her for her current job as the Treasury Department's deputy assistant secretary for financial institutions policy.

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