Thomas J. Curry was sworn in yesterday as the 30th Comptroller of the Currency, following confirmation by the U.S. Senate on March 29.
‘I want to express my sincere appreciation to President Obama, Secretary Geithner, and the U.S. Senate for their confidence in my abilities to serve as Comptroller of the Currency,’ says Curry. ‘The OCC's distinguished history and the professionalism and dedication of its men and women make the OCC a special place. Its mission of ensuring the safety and soundness of America's national banks and federal savings associations has never been more important or more challenging.’
Curry previously served as a director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) since January 2004, where he served as chairman of the FDIC's assessment appeals committee and case review committee, and as chairman of the NeighborWorks America board of directors.
The comptroller's position had been vacant since John C. Dugan stepped down on Aug. 14, 2010. President Obama nominated Curry for the position in July 2011.