The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today announced three senior staff appointments: Doreen R. Eberley as Senior Deputy Director for Supervisory Examinations in the Division of Risk Management Supervision (RMS); Andrew Gray, as Deputy to the Chairman for Communications; and Eric Spitler as Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA).
Ms. Eberley, a 25-year veteran of the FDIC, currently is serving as New York Regional Director, a position she has held since January of 2007. As Senior Deputy Director for Supervisory Examinations, Ms. Eberley will be based in Washington, D.C., and oversee all examination activities and the FDIC's regional and field supervisory operations.
Ms. Eberley joined the FDIC's Division of Liquidation in Bossier City, Louisiana, in 1987, and became a commissioned bank examiner in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1990. She served in a number of senior leadership positions during the financial crisis, including Acting Deputy Director for Strategic Planning and Resource Management, participating in the development and oversight of the Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program (TLGP) Program, and Acting Regional Director for the Atlanta Region. Ms. Eberley also served with distinction as Acting Deputy to former FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair and Acting Chairman Martin Gruenberg, providing advice on policy matters affecting the FDIC's operations and the banking industry.
Ms. Eberley holds a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and an MBA from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She will assume her new duties on September 4, 2012.
Andrew Gray, former Director of the FDIC's Office of Public Affairs (OPA), has assumed the new position of Deputy to the Chairman for Communications. In this role, Mr. Gray will direct the FDIC's Office of Communications (OCOM), a new organization replacing OPA, and will be responsible for management and coordination of both internal and external communications at the FDIC.
Mr. Gray has served as the Director of OPA since April 2007. In this capacity, he was responsible for the planning, coordination, and execution of public affairs activities to further the understanding of the FDIC's mission, objectives, and obligations by the general public and external stakeholders. Mr. Gray's appointment builds on his 14 years of public relations and policy experience specializing in banking, regulatory, and other financial services issues. Prior to joining the FDIC, he served as the Majority Communications Director of the U. S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. He also served as the Deputy Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (AL). Mr. Gray holds a degree in political science from the University of Colorado.
Eric Spitler will return to the FDIC as OLA Director effective July 2, 2012. He will succeed Alice Goodman, currently serving as Acting Director of OLA, who has announced that she will retire at the end of the year after 24 years of service with the FDIC.
Mr. Spitler was the Director of OLA Director position from October 2006 to August 2009 before transferring to the SEC to serve as Counselor to the Chairman and Director of the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Securities and Exchange Commission in August 2009. In addition to serving as OLA Director, he served in numerous other capacities during his 18 years with the FDIC, including Special Assistant to the Chairman, OLA Deputy Director, and Legislative Attorney and Advisor. Prior to his FDIC experience, he served as Legislative Advisor to U.S. Representative Elizabeth J. Patterson (SC); as an Associate at Neely and Player in Atlanta; and as Legislative Advisor to U.S. Representative Elliott H. Levitas (GA). Mr. Spitler received his juris doctor with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1985.
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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 7,309 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. The FDIC receives no federal tax dollars — insured financial institutions fund its operations.
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