Risky Women Podcast | Regulator Series: Grovetta Gardineer from OCC

Maryann Kennedy speaks with the Senior Deputy Comptroller for Bank Supervision Policy at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Grovetta Gardineer, about the regulatory priorities in current economic environment.

Grovetta Gardineer is the Senior Deputy Comptroller for Bank Supervision Policy at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). In this role, Ms. Gardineer directs the formulation of policies and procedures for the supervision and examination of national banks and federal savings associations, chairs the agency’s Committee on Bank Supervision, and serves on the OCC’s Executive Committee. She oversees the units for policy related to credit risk, market risk, operational risk, and compliance risk, as well as the units responsible for international banking and capital policy, accounting policy, and community affairs. She assumed this role in March 2019. Previously, Ms. Gardineer served as the Senior Deputy Comptroller for Compliance and Community Affairs since March 2016. In that role, she oversaw agency compliance exams on national banks and federal savings associations and supervised the agency’s Community Affairs and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) programs. She also had responsibilities for policy and examination procedures relating to consumer issues and anti-money laundering and for representing the agency on interagency groups and activities related to compliance, CRA, fair lending, and the Bank Secrecy Act.

Maryann Kennedy joined Protiviti from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), where she was most recently the Senior Deputy Comptroller for Large Bank Supervision.  In this position, Maryann directed a staff  of nearly 800 that included deputy comptrollers, bank examiners, lead experts, and administrative staff  who supervised the country’s largest national banks and federal branches and agencies.  Collectively, these firms held more than $10 trillion in total consolidated assets.  Maryann also served as a member of the OCC’s Executive Committee and advised the Comptroller of the Currency on a variety of supervisory and operational matters.  Maryann was a voting member of the Committee on Bank Supervision as well at the Supervisory Review Committee, two important agency committees that decisioned key  supervisory issues.  Maryann represented the OCC in outside speaking engagements and panel discussions with emphasis on risk management practices and agency supervisory priorities. She was a member of the Senior Supervisors Group (SSG) which is a forum on risk management practices, governance, and other issues concerning complex, globally-active financials institutions.

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