OCC Personnel Changes Elevate Role Of Enterprise Governance And Ombudsman, Indicate Increased Focus On Fair Lending

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On February 7, the OCC announced that Larry Hattix will serve as Senior Deputy Comptroller for Enterprise Governance and Ombudsman. The move also elevates enterprise governance to the OCC’s Executive Committee. In the new position, Mr. Hattix will oversee the agency’s enterprise governance function, national bank and savings association appeals program, and the agency’s customer assistance group. Mr. Hattix has served as Ombudsman since January 2008, prior to which he served as Assistant Deputy Comptroller for the Cincinnati/Columbus Field Office, where he directly supervised 40 banks. On the same day, the OCC announced Donna Murphy as Director for Community and Consumer Law, a position that oversees the OCC’s law department division that provides legal interpretations and advice on consumer protection, fair lending, and community reinvestment and development issues. Ms. Murphy had served as Principal Deputy Chief for the Housing and Civil Enforcement Section, Civil Rights Division, at the Department of Justice since October 2010. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Chief and Acting Chief for the Housing and Civil Enforcement Section.