FDIC Chairman Andrew C. Hove, Jr. today announced the
appointment of Robert E. Feldman as Executive Secretary.
Feldman replaces Jerry Langley who retired after a 22-year career
with the FDIC.
"Bob brings mature judgment, strong leadership skills and
years of experience to the job of Executive Secretary," said
Chairman Hove. "I'm delighted that he has agreed to serve in this
very important position.'
The Office of the Executive Secretary (OES) is the official
record-keeping and historical unit of the FDIC. It organizes and
manages meetings of the Board of Directors and standing
committees, and oversees the FDIC's compliance with public
disclosure laws and federal rules governing employee ethics. OES
also oversees the Corporation's regulatory review efforts.
Feldman, a 17-year FDIC veteran, has been Deputy Executive
Secretary since May 1988. He joined the FDIC in 1980 as a part-time legal clerk while attending law school at The American
University in Washington, D.C. He was selected for a position in
the Legal Division's Honors Program after graduating in 1981 and
became a Senior Attorney in the Regulation and Legislation
Section in 1986. Feldman became an Assistant Executive
Secretary in OES in March 1987. He served as Acting Executive
Secretary from January 1994 to June 1995.
Feldman is a native of Barrington, Rhode Island, and a 1978
graduate of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He and
his wife, Peggy Jo, have two daughters, Amy and Laurie.
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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 11,452 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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