Veteran pair honored with ‘senior national bank examiner’ designations

Two veterans at the regulator of national banks were honored with “senior national bank examiner” designations this week, reflecting the quality of their service as field examiners and subject matter experts, the agency said this week.

In a Tuesday release, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) said it had bestowed the designations on Jay Gallagher and Gary Kuhlmann, who, respectively, have 27 years’ and 32 years’ experience with the agency.

Comptroller Joseph Otting noted that, through the designation, the pair join “an exclusive group of examiners who through the years have exemplified the agency’s core values and have represented the best of what it means to be an OCC examiner.”

The OCC said Gallagher served as an asset management expert and was instrumental in the supervision of complex national trust banks during service in midsize and community bank supervision (MCBS) at the agency. In large bank supervision (LBS), the agency said, Gallagher served as team leader for asset management, mortgage, and retail credit, and lead expert for asset management. He is now the LBS Risk Team Lead responsible for capital markets, asset management, and capital activities.

Kuhlmann, the OCC said, “has demonstrated strong technical expertise in capital markets and credit while serving in various positions in MCBS.” The agency said he has served as a portfolio manager of community banks, as Examiner-in-Charge (EIC) at UMB Bank & Trust and at NBH Bank, and as acting assistant deputy comptroller in midsize bank supervision.

Jay Gallagher and Gary Kuhlmann Named Senior National Bank Examiners