A veteran regulator and banker will be the next deputy comptroller of the currency for economic and policy analysis, the federal regulator of national banks announced Tuesday. Norman Williams will succeed the retiring Gary Whalen in the role, effective Jan. 7, according to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Williams has been with the OCC since 2006; he previously worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) and for First Interstate Bancorp. In his new role, Williams will oversee three divisions – Industry and Regional Analysis, International Analysis and Banking Condition, and Policy Analysis. The divisions, according to OCC, support the agency’s supervisory mission by conducting research and analysis to identify and assess key financial and economic risks to national banks and federal savings associations.