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Press Release
For Immediate Release March 28, 2003

Donald E. Powell, Chairman of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, announces the appointment of Tamara Wiseman as Executive Secretary of the Council. Ms. Wiseman most recently served as the Director for Educational Program Development for the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC).

Ms. Wiseman’s principal responsibilities will be to coordinate interagency staff task forces that have been established by the Examination Council and to direct the Council staff on behalf of the Council. The Council, established by Title X of the Financial Institutions Regulatory and Interest Rate Control Act of 1978, is charged with responsibility for prescribing uniform principles and standards for the federal examination of financial institutions and making recommendations to promote uniformity in the supervision of those financial institutions.

Ms. Wiseman joined the OCC in 1984. Her strong organizational and project management skills, coupled with her background and experience in bank supervision, administration, human resource management and examiner education will be a tremendous asset to FFIEC. Ms. Wiseman succeeds Keith Todd who has retired.

The FFIEC was established in March 1979 to prescribe uniform principles, standards, and report forms and to promote uniformity in the supervision of financial institutions. The Council has five member agencies: the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Office of Thrift Supervision. The Council's activities are supported by interagency task forces and by an advisory State Liaison Committee, comprised of five representatives of state agencies that supervise financial institutions.