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Blake Paulson

Blake PaulsonDeputy Comptroller Central District

Blake Paulson is the Deputy Comptroller for the Central District in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

In this role, Mr. Paulson oversees 385 community banks and federal savings associations, as well as 30 independent data service providers and trust companies. In this capacity, he manages a staff of 460 bank examiners and other professional and support personnel in the Central District that includes Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota and Missouri. Mr. Paulson took on this role in January 2015.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Paulson served as Associate Deputy Comptroller in the Central District, where oversaw nine field offices. Before serving as Associate Deputy Comptroller, he was an Assistant Deputy Comptroller for Midsize Bank Supervision and was responsible for a portfolio of national banks with total assets between $10 billion and $30 billion.

Mr. Paulson joined the OCC in 1986 in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and has since held a variety of positions throughout the Midwest supervising community, midsize, and large banks.

Blake has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota.