Veteran national bank regulator starts position overseeing central district

A 30-year veteran of the federal regulator of national banks and savings associations will be the agency’s central district supervisor, the agency said Monday.

Brian James, who the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) said has served in a variety of positions in nearly three decades with agency, will serve as deputy comptroller for the OCC’s central district.

In the position, he will supervise 320 banks and savings associations, managing more than 380 examiners and other agency personnel. James took over the position this month.

The agency also noted that in 2013 James earned the OCC’s Managerial Excellence Award, its highest award for managers.

Brian James Selected to be Deputy Comptroller for the Central District