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Gale Simons-Poole Appointed Deputy Regional Director of FDIC's Atlanta Regional Office

April 27, 2006
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Frank Gresock (202-898-6634)

Gale Simons-Poole has been appointed to the position of Deputy Regional Director (Risk Management) of the FDIC Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection's (DSC) Atlanta Region, Acting DSC Director Sandra L. Thompson announced today. The appointment is effective April 30, 2006.

Ms. Simons-Poole, a 20-year FDIC veteran, is currently Assistant Regional Director in the Atlanta Region, a position she has held since 2001. As Deputy Director, Ms. Simons-Poole will oversee the Atlanta Region's risk management program. The Atlanta Region covers the states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

"Gale Simons-Poole is a talented bank supervisor, who is well-acquainted with risk management issues in the Atlanta Region," said Acting Director Thompson. "We are very pleased to be able to appoint her to the important position of Deputy Regional Director."

Ms. Simons-Poole previously served as Acting Deputy Regional Director in both the New York and Atlanta Regions. She joined the FDIC in 1986 as a liquidation assistant in Bossier City, Louisiana. She was commissioned as a bank examiner in 1990 and served in various offices before being appointed Assistant Regional Director in Atlanta.

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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 8,833 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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Last Updated 04/27/2006

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