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News Release 1997-88 | October 2, 1997

OCC Announces New Director for Press Relations

Robert M. Garsson, Jr., will be the new director for press relations at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), said Matthew Roberts, senior deputy comptroller for public affairs. Mr. Garsson will begin work at the OCC on October 6.

Mr. Garsson joins the OCC from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), where he has been director of corporate communications since February 1996. From 1982 through 1996, he worked for the American Banker, where he progressed from reporting on banking news in New York and Washington, DC to serving as Washington bureau chief in 1994 and senior editor in 1995. Mr. Garsson began his reporting career in 1976 with the Asbury Park Press in Neptune, NJ.

Mr. Garsson earned a BA in history from the University of Virginia in 1976 and an MA in political science from Rutgers University in 1981. From 1970 to 1972, he served in the U.S. Army.

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