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OCC Announces Appointment of Ted Wartell as Community Affairs Policy Director

WASHINGTON — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced today the appointment of Ted Wartell as Director of Community Affairs Policy. He will report to Deputy Comptroller for Community Affairs Barry Wides.

"We are fortunate to have Ted Wartell join the OCC," said Mr. Wides. "His many years of Federal policy development experience in affordable housing, community development, and small business finance will be invaluable to the OCC as we continue to expand our support for national banks in undertaking community reinvestment and economic development initiatives."

Mr. Wartell will be responsible for helping to shape the OCC's policies concerning national bank involvement in community and economic development initiatives as well as overseeing the Community Affairs department's research and publications.

Mr. Wartell most recently served as chief of staff for Community Lending at Fannie Mae. Previously he served as Director of the Office of Policy at the U.S. Small Business Administration and as a budget analyst for affordable housing programs at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

Mr. Wartell holds a master's degree in Public Policy from University of Chicago and a bachelor's of arts degree from Northwestern University.

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