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OCC names chief risk officer

Scuttlebutt | July 26, 2017

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has named William Rowe as chief risk officer, effective immediately. Rowe fills the position vacated by Linda Cunningham, who retired in April.

As chief risk officer, Rowe will lead the agency’s Office of Enterprise Risk Management and the agency’s enterprise risk committee. Under his direction, the Office of Enterprise Risk Management supports an agency-wide view of risks and evaluates adherence to the agency’s risk appetite statement.

The enterprise risk committee includes the Comptroller of the Currency and the executive committee members and discusses risks facing the agency to ensure that key decisions and actions consider the OCC’s enterprise risk profile and appetite. Rowe also will continue to serve as liaison to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Rowe has served as Deputy to the Chief of Staff and Liaison to the FDIC since 2006. He served as the executive assistant to the Senior Deputy Comptroller for Midsize and Community Bank Supervision from 2002 to 2006 and as the Executive Assistant to the Senior Deputy Comptroller Bank Supervision Operations from 1999 to 2002.

Rowe joined the OCC in 1992 after more than 12 years in the banking industry.