Rafael (Ralph) DeLeon
Director of Banking Relations
Rafael E. DeLeon is the Director for Banking Relations in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).
In this role, Mr. DeLeon directs the agency's outreach to commercial banks and their representatives and industry trade associations, oversees the community bank director workshop program, and represents the agency to the financial services industry at events around the country. He assumed this role in April 2018.
Mr. DeLeon joined the OCC in 1989 as an Assistant National Bank Examiner in the Austin, Texas, office. He was commissioned as a National Bank Examiner in 1995. In addition, he has served as a Consumer Compliance Specialist, a Field Office Analyst, and as a Safety & Soundness Field Examiner. Mr. DeLeon has worked as the Examiner-in-Charge for community bank examinations and regularly assisted in midsize and large bank examinations. He also served as the Executive Assistant to the OCC's Executive Officer for Leadership, Learning and Workplace Fairness. Prior to his current position, Mr. DeLeon served as an Industry Analyst in Banking Relations for seven years, and participated in training OCC staff and bank directors.
Mr. DeLeon earned a bachelor of arts degree in business education from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas.