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Kathy L. Moe Named FDIC San Francisco Regional Director

January 26, 2017
Media contact:
Greg Hernandez
(202) 898-6993

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) appointed Kathy L. Moe as Regional Director for the San Francisco Region. The appointment was effective December 11.

Ms. Moe was the Acting Regional Director for the region from March 2016 until her appointment. As Regional Director, Ms. Moe oversees the FDIC's bank supervision and consumer protection activities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The San Francisco Region supervises 294 institutions with assets of more than $597 billion.

Ms. Moe has held significant leadership positions during her 31-year career with the FDIC, including Deputy Regional Director in the Division of Risk Management (RMS) in the San Francisco Region and Field Supervisor for the Phoenix Field Territory.

"Kathy has done an excellent job serving as the Acting Regional Director for the past nine months and brings a proven record of leadership, expertise, and sound judgment to the position," RMS Director Doreen R. Eberley said. Mark Pearce, Director of the Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection, added, "Kathy is a proven and capable leader and has demonstrated a strong commitment to holistic and effective supervision."

Ms. Moe holds a Risk Management commission from the FDIC and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Nebraska. She also is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.


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 banks and savings associations, 5,980 as of September 30, 2016. 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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