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News Release 2014-17 | February 12, 2014

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Hosts Denver Workshop for New and Experienced Bank Directors

WASHINGTON — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will host a workshop in Denver at the Sheraton Denver Downtown, March 31-April 2, for directors of national community banks and federal savings associations.

“Mastering the Basics: A Director’s Challenge” is a three-day workshop designed exclusively for directors of institutions supervised by the OCC and provides practical information on the roles and responsibilities of a community bank director.  Taught by seasoned OCC supervision staff, the workshop focuses on directors’ duties and core responsibilities, the regulatory environment, board reports, bank ratings, and the like.

“The workshop is a low-risk environment where a director can gain a greater understanding of how to be an effective board member,” said David Baker, Assistant Deputy Comptroller for Specialties & Operations for the Western District Office in Denver.  “Participants hear firsthand from bank examiners and peers about the challenges, pitfalls, and best practices of board participation.  The instruction and active exchange of ideas make this workshop a valuable opportunity for board members of all tenures.”

The workshop fee is $99.  Participants receive a pre-workshop reading package and course materials, assorted supervisory publications, and a Dictionary of Banking Terms.  The workshop is limited to the first 35 registrants.

The workshop is one of 33 being offered nationwide to enhance and expand the skills of national community bank and federal savings association directors.  For information, including a complete list of available workshops, or to register for a workshop, visit or call (240) 485-1700.

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