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Kristina B. Whittaker

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Deputy Comptroller for Special Supervision

Kristina B. Whittaker is the Deputy Comptroller for Special Supervision at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

In this capacity, Ms. Whittaker oversees the supervision of the OCC's most critical problem midsize and community banks. Her division develops and implements rehabilitation or resolution strategies for assigned banks, including the orderly management of bank closings, when necessary. Her group also supervises Headquarters-based fraud specialists and their activities.

From 1993 to 2011, Ms. Whittaker was the Assistant Director of Bank Activities and Structure in the Law Department. In this position, she was involved in developing strategies to effectively supervise problem national banks. She reviewed and produced opinions that supported the resolution strategies for individual problem banks, including, as necessary, the appointment of a receiver or conservator. From 1989 to 1993, she served as the Assistant Chief Counsel, reviewing complex legal opinions, OCC policies and procedures, enforcement documents, and corporate approvals. She joined the OCC in 1985 as an Attorney Advisor in the Legislative and Regulatory Analysis Division, where she drafted Comptroller decisions in enforcement cases.

Ms. Whittaker holds a bachelor of science in economics from the University of Maryland and a J.D. from the University of Baltimore Law School, where she graduated magna cum laude.