FDIC ANNOUNCES FIVE KEY MANAGEMENT APPOINTMENTS
IN THE DIVISION OF SUPERVISION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PR-13-98 (3-05-98)
Media Contact: David Barr (202) 898-6992
FDIC Division of Supervision (DOS) Director Nicholas J. Ketcha Jr. has
announced five key management appointments within the division. Two
senior Washington Office executives and three Assistant Regional Directors
have been named.
“These seasoned FDIC veterans bring diverse management and technical
backgrounds to these important posts,” said Director Ketcha. “I look
forward to working with each of them as part of our DOS management team.”
DOS promotes safe and sound banking operations through its examinations of FDIC-insured institutions.
The new DOS appointments are:
Christopher J. Spoth, Assistant Director (International)
Rae-Ann Miller, Manager, Risk Management and Applications Section I
James C. Watkins, Senior Assistant Regional Director (Atlanta)
Angela H. Holguin, Assistant Regional Director (Atlanta)
Vanessa I. Villalba, Assistant Regional Director (San Francisco)
Christopher J. Spoth began his FDIC career in 1980 as a bank
examiner in Albany, Georgia. He later served as a senior bank examiner
in the Kansas City Region. In l986, he was reassigned to Washington,
where he was promoted to review examiner and later served as Special
Assistant (Acting) to the Executive Director. Other assignments include
Acting Regional Director in the New York and Memphis Regions. In l996,
Mr. Spoth was promoted to examination specialist in DOS’ Planning and
Program Development Section of Policy, where he was instrumental in
developing and implementing the Case Manager Program as the project
Rae-Ann Miller joined the FDIC in l989 as an assistant examiner
in the Wayne, New Jersey, Field Office. In 1994, she was promoted to
senior trust examiner in Talleyville, Delaware, and played a major role
in several key assignments while on extended details to the New York and
Washington offices. Ms. Miller was named Special Assistant to the Deputy
to the Chairman and Chief Operating Office in June l997.
James C. Watkins’ FDIC career began in 1990 as a bank examiner in
Albany, Georgia. He later served as an examiner in both the Chicago and
San Francisco Regions. Mr. Watkins was assigned to San Francisco in 1992
as a review examiner, and in l997 was appointed Assistant Regional Director
in Atlanta, where he is also the Atlanta Region’s project leader for Year
Angela H. Holguin began her career with the FDIC in 1984 as an
assistant examiner in Lubbock, Texas. Later reassigned to Atlanta, she
served in several positions: financial analyst, review examiner, and then
Senior Case Manager. Ms. Holguin was instrumental in managing the Case
Manager Program as the project leader. While in Atlanta, Ms. Holguin
also served as Acting Assistant Regional Director.
Vanessa I. Villalba began her FDIC career in 1977 as a co-operative
education student in the New York Region. Other posts in New York include
examiner, review examiner and, most recently, Senior Case Manager.
Ms. Villalba is also the interstate banking and minority-owned bank
subject matter expert for the New York Region and has experience with
international banking operations. She has handled a number of problem
bank situations while in New York, and has also served as Acting Field
Office Supervisor and Acting Assistant Regional Director.
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