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Bob Phelps

Photo of Bob Phelps Deputy Comptroller for Supervision Risk Management

Bob Phelps is the Deputy Comptroller for Supervision Risk Management at the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

In this role, Mr. Phelps serves as chair of the OCC’s National Risk Committee, which is charged with identifying primary and emerging areas of risk to the federal banking system and ensuring that the risks are communicated throughout the agency and to the industry. Mr. Phelps oversees a team that identifies, monitors, develops, and presents reports on existing and emerging risks and serves as a centralized risk analysis unit within the OCC. He assumed this role in October 2017.

Prior to this position, Mr. Phelps was the Director for Critical Infrastructure Policy within the Operational Risk Policy Division. In that role, he managed a team responsible for establishing OCC policy for regulated entities related to all areas of critical infrastructure, including cybersecurity.

Mr. Phelps formerly served as an Assistant Deputy Comptroller for Midsize Bank Supervision. He supervised six midsize banks and served as Examiner-in-Charge of a midsize bank. Prior to that, he worked in Community Bank Supervision and Large Bank Supervision.

Mr. Phelps is a retired Navy Commander with 29 years of service and currently supports the U.S. Naval Academy. He served the majority of his career as an Intelligence Officer.

Mr. Phelps is a graduate of the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., and University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in economics. His master of business administration focal work was in cyber warfare at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.