Comptroller names deputy for midsize and community bank supervision

Blake Paulson will be the next senior deputy comptroller for midsize and community bank supervision for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) beginning this December, the agency announced.

Paulson, the agency said in its release Tuesday, is currently deputy comptroller for the OCC’s central district, a position he has held since January 2015. In that role, he oversees approximately 330 community banks and savings associations and manages a staff of 450 bank examiners and other professional and support personnel in the Central District that includes Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota and Missouri.

Before that, Paulson was the central district’s associate deputy comptroller, overseeing nine field offices. Previously, he was an assistant deputy comptroller for midsize bank supervision and was responsible for a portfolio of national banks with total assets between $10 billion and $30 billion. He joined the OCC in 1986 in the Sioux Falls, S.D., office and holds a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of South Dakota, the agency said.

Blake Paulson Named Agency’s Next Senior Deputy Comptroller for Midsize and Community Bank Supervision