National bank regulator names new chief info, technology officer

A new chief information officer (CIO) for the regulator of national banks was named Friday, reprising a role previously held at another federal regulatory agency.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) said Christina Handley is its new CIO, effective March 1. Handley, who holds a doctorate in management, information systems and technology, was most recently the CIO for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). In that position, she was responsible for developing and implementing strategies to improve the information and performance of technology systems, services, and business processes.

In her new role at the OCC, Handley will lead all of the OCC information technology programs, the agency said. Other, past positions she has held include CIO at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, deputy CIO at the U.S. National Labor Relations Board, and information technology management roles at the Treasury Department.

A colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, Handley also serves as an IT portfolio management staff officer.

Handley holds a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from George Washington University, a master of business administration degree from Arizona State University, a master of international management degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and the doctorate from the University of Maryland, University College.

Dr. Christina Handley Named OCC Chief Information Office