The federal agency that charters and supervises national banks and federal savings associations on Wednesday named three individuals who will, by year-end, transition to deputy comptroller posts for the Western District, for midsize bank supervision, and for credit risk policy.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced the following:
- Karen Boehler will become the Deputy Comptroller of the Western District upon the retirement of Kay Kowitt. Boehler will oversee a team of nearly 300 people supervising a portfolio of 176 institutions located in 19 states with assets totaling $156 billion. She will report to Acting Senior Deputy Comptroller for Midsize and Community Bank Supervision Sydney Menefee. Boehler is currently an associate deputy comptroller for the Western District and previously served as the Western District Risk and Operations Officer.
- Joel Denkert will become Deputy Comptroller for Midsize Bank Supervision. In this role, he will lead the supervision of a portfolio of banks with assets ranging from $10 billion to $100 billion in assets. Denkert will also report to the Acting Senior Deputy Comptroller for Midsize and Community Bank Supervision. He currently serves as the Large Bank Supervision Examiner-in-Charge of BMO Harris Bank, N.A., in Chicago.
- Enice Thomas will become the Deputy Comptroller for Credit Risk Policy. In this role, he will serve as a principal advisor on credit risks facing the banking system and will oversee the agency’s Commercial and Retail Credit Policy units, reporting to Senior Deputy Comptroller for Bank Supervision Policy Grovetta Gardineer. Thomas has been acting in this role since August 2020 and previously served as Senior Advisor to the Senior Deputy Comptroller for Midsize and Community Bank Supervision. He fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Richard Taft.