John R. Eckert is the Director of Operational Risk and Core Policy at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).In this role, Mr. Eckert oversees the development of policy guidance covering corporate and risk governance, operational risk management, and general safety and soundness areas of examination focus. The Operational Risk and Core Policy Unit is also the focal point for the OCC's core supervision policy platforms that govern how the OCC supervises national banks and thrifts. He assumed these responsibilities in May 2013.Prior to this assignment, Mr. Eckert served on a large bank resident examination team responsible for corporate governance and operational risk.He coordinated Basel II oversight and was directly involved with evaluating the bank’s implementation of the operational risk advanced approaches.He joined the OCC in 1986 with community bank management, corporate credit, and public accounting experience. Commissioned as National Bank Examiner in 1988, his supervision background covers the Community, Midsize, and Large Bank Supervision spectrum.Mr. Eckert holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Millikin University.
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