FDIC Division of Supervision (DOS) Director Nicholas J.
Ketcha Jr. has announced the appointments of six agency veterans
to key management posts within the Division. One has been
appointed DOS' Assistant Director for Administration, while five
have been named Assistant Regional Directors in DOS' New York,
Memphis, Chicago, and Kansas City regions.
"I look forward to working closely with this talented group
as part of the DOS management team," said Director Ketcha.
"These six seasoned employees bring a wide breadth of Corporate
knowledge and skills to their new posts. They will contribute
significantly to guiding the division and meeting the many
challenges that lie ahead."
DOS promotes safe and sound banking operations through
its examinations of FDIC-supervised banks and FDIC-insured
The new DOS appointments are:
Teresa R. Koechel, Assistant Director for Administration
Edwin H. Lloyd, Assistant Regional Director in New York
Eddie Watts, Jr. and Patricia A. Lenfert, Assistant Regional
Directors in Memphis
Charles M. Foster, Assistant Regional Director in Chicago
Ronald T. Leonard, Assistant Regional Director in Kansas City
Teresa Koechel joined the FDIC in 1984 as a Bank
Liquidation Specialist. Since then, she has held a number of
management positions in the operations or asset disposition
areas in New York, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Washington, D.C.,
and South Brunswick. Before being named to her most recent
post as DOS' Assistant Director for Administration,
Ms. Koechel served as the Office Director of the
Franklin, MA, Consolidated Office. Ms. Koechel holds a
Bachelor's Degree and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
Edwin H. Lloyd began his FDIC career in 1978 in
Columbus, Ohio. His experience with the Corporation is broad-based,
having worked in a number of areas, including a recent detail to
the FDIC's Office of the Ombudsman. He has been a review
examiner since 1987, most recently in the Chicago Region, and has
served as the Midwest Chairman of the Corporation's Equal
Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee. Mr. Lloyd is a
graduate of Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio, and The
Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Eddie Watts, Jr.'s FDIC career started in 1972 in Houston.
Mr. Watts became a commissioned bank examiner in 1975 and
relocated to Littleton, Colorado, in 1978. Since 1982, he has
served as the Field Office Supervisor in three offices--Austin,
Texas; Englewood, Colorado; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, his
most recent post. He is a graduate of Mississippi Valley State
University, Itta Bena, Mississippi, and The School of Banking of
the South, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Patricia A. Lenfert joined the FDIC in 1978 in Ft. Wayne,
Indiana, and became a commissioned bank examiner in 1980. Six
years later, she was promoted to Field Office Supervisor in
Covington, Kentucky. Since 1989, she has served as the Field
Office Supervisor in Cincinnati. She is a graduate of Indiana
University, Bloomington, Indiana, and the Southwestern Graduate
School of Banking, Dallas, Texas.
Charles M. Foster's FDIC career dates back to 1978, when
he began as a bank examiner trainee in Philadelphia. He received
his commission in 1982. Mr. Foster has been a review examiner in
the Special Situations and Applications Section in Washington
since 1986. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, Nashville,
Tennessee, and The Graduate School of Banking at the University
of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin.
Ronald T. Leonard joined the FDIC in 1978 in Chicago and
received his bank examiner's commission in 1981. Three years
later, he became a review examiner, and since 1989 has served as
a Senior Examination Specialist in the Chicago Regional Office.
Mr. Leonard is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa,
Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933
to restore public confidence in the nation's banking system.
The FDIC insures deposits at the nation's 11,670 banks and
savings associations and it promotes the safety and soundness
of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing
risks to which they are exposed.
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