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FDIC Announces Departure of Division of Risk Management Supervision Director Sandra L. Thompson
Doreen Eberley Appointed by FDIC Board as New Director
The FDIC has announced that Sandra L. Thompson, Director of the Division of Risk Management Supervision (RMS), has accepted the position of Deputy Director of Housing Mission and Goals at the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Ms. Thompson directed the FDIC’s risk management and consumer protection examination activities relating to approximately 4,500 FDIC-supervised institutions during the recent financial crisis. Ms. Thompson joined the FDIC in 1990 and has served in a variety of leadership roles during her tenure. In addition to leading RMS, Ms. Thompson has held the titles of Director of the Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection (DSC), Deputy to the Vice Chairman, Deputy Director for Special Projects in DSC, and Director of Securitizations for the Resolution Trust Corporation.
FDIC Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg said, “I would like to thank Sandra for her 23 years of dedicated service to the FDIC. She is an exemplary public servant who has demonstrated leadership, vision and a commitment to the FDIC’s mission throughout her long career. She will be deeply missed at the FDIC.”
The FDIC Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Doreen R. Eberley as the new Director of RMS. Ms. Eberley began her career with the FDIC in 1987 in the Division of Liquidation in Bossier City, Louisiana, then transferred to the then-Division of Bank Supervision and became a commissioned bank examiner. She held a variety of positions within the supervision program area, including Case Manager, Senior Case Manager and Assistant Regional Director in Atlanta. Ms. Eberley was appointed Deputy Regional Director for the New York Region in 2001. Between 2001 and 2006, Ms. Eberley completed assignments as the Acting DSC Regional Director for both the New York and Atlanta Regions, and was appointed Regional Director for the New York Region of DSC in January of 2007. Most recently, Ms. Eberley completed a year-long assignment in August 2011 as Acting Deputy to former Chairman Sheila Bair. In June 2012, she was appointed to the position of Senior Deputy Director of RMS.
Ms. Eberley is a graduate of Cornell University and has an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
Chairman Gruenberg said, “We are fortunate to have someone with Doreen’s knowledge and experience to assume the role of the Director. Her appointment to this position recognizes the trust and confidence she has earned throughout her FDIC career.”
Ms. Thompson’s final day at the FDIC will be February 1st. Ms. Eberley’s appointment will be effective upon her departure.
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