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PROFILE

James

National Bank Examiner, Credit and Market Risk

Washington, D.C.

The agency regulates some of the largest and most complex financial institutions. A career at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) means you can make a big impact on the financial system.

 

Education: State University of New York at Buffalo, BS in electrical engineering; Johns Hopkins University, MS in electrical engineering; University of Maryland Smith School of Business, MBA in finance.
Joined OCC: 2013

Discovering the Position

I started my career as an engineer. After earning my MBA in finance, I began working as a regulator at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. I came to the OCC because the agency regulates some of the largest and most complex financial institutions. A career at the OCC means you can make a big impact on the financial system.

My Daily Work

I focus on liquidity risk policy making. My day-to-day work involves coordinating with attorneys, securities and market risk experts, and regulators in other agencies to craft interagency rules. As a liquidity risk expert, I participate in large bank examinations. I also travel domestically and internationally several times a year.

What I Love About My Job

My favorite thing about my job is that I am learning constantly. The banking industry changes continuously. At the OCC, I have the opportunity to work with and learn from a wide range of experts on complex financial instruments and transactions. The OCC is also a flexible organization. The work is challenging, but you also have the freedom to have a life outside the office.

Words of Wisdom

I would advise anyone just joining the OCC to take advantage of the opportunities that are open to you. It’s up to you to pursue your own path.


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