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Panelist Biography

Jessica Thurman

Chief, Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection, FDIC

Last Updated: October 27, 2023

Jessica currently serves as Chief of the Fair Lending and CRA Examinations Section in the Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection. She joined the FDIC as a Compliance Examiner in the Chicago Field Office in 2009, earning her commission in 2011. During her tenure at the FDIC, Jessica has led several teams and projects related to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and Fair Lending. Prior to her current role, Jessica served as the FDIC Community Affairs Regional Manager in the Atlanta Region, leading efforts to support economic inclusion throughout the region. Jessica also serves as a member of the team working on the development and implementation of the CRA Final Rule. Prior to joining the FDIC, Jessica served as a Compliance Specialist at a Chicago-area financial institution as well as a Compliance Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Jessica is also a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager.