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PR-89-96 (12-3-96)
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Motty Bradshaw (202) 898-8680

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 institutions.

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, Madison, Wisconsin.

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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Last Updated 07/14/1999

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