Veteran’s retirement spurs new faces as head of bank supervision policy, chief national bank examiner

The new senior deputy comptroller for bank supervision policy will be Grovetta Gardineer, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) said Tuesday, as the agency named a replacement for a retiring, veteran official of the agency.

The OCC said Gardineer, who has been senior deputy comptroller for compliance and community affairs since March 2016 (and has been a federal banking regulator for 31 years), will direct formulation of policies and procedures for supervision and examination of national banks and federal savings associations, as well as overseeing staff responsible for identifying, assessing, and communicating risk to the federal banking system.

However, she will continue to oversee the units that made up the OCC’s compliance and community affairs functions as part of the Bank Supervision Policy business unit, the agency said.

Gardineer replaces Grace Dailey in the position (as of March 2), who has been with the agency for 36 years. She has also served as served as deputy comptroller for large bank supervision, and has been designated chief national bank examiner.

Taking over that latter position will be newly named agency Chief Operating Officer Morris Morgan, who, in his current role, coordinates the activities of all units directly involved in bank supervision, the OCC said.

Grovetta Gardineer Named Senior Deputy Comptroller for Bank Supervision Policy