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OCC Names Bonita Irving its New Community Affairs Officer in Boston

WASHINGTON — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced the selection of Bonita Irving as its new Boston-based Community Affairs Officer for the Northeast District.

"We are fortunate to have Bonita Irving join the OCC," said Barry Wides, Deputy Comptroller for Community Affairs. "Her extensive community development experience will expand our ability to help national banks in New England shape their community development strategies."

As part of the OCC Community Affairs team, Ms. Irving will serve as a consultative resource to national banks on community development financing strategies and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) issues and as a liaison to community groups on community development matters. She will also help to identify community development lending and investment opportunities available to national banks serving low- and moderate-income areas throughout the Northeast. 

Ms. Irving joins Denise Kirk-Murray, who is based in the OCC’s Northeast District Office in New York, and Community Affairs Officers serving the OCC’s Southern District in Atlanta, New Orleans, and Dallas; Central District in Cleveland and Chicago; and Western District in Denver and Los Angeles.

Ms. Irving joins the OCC from the Massachusetts Division of Banks where she served as Senior Deputy Commissioner for Compliance and Community Affairs. In that role, she oversaw the Division’s community affairs, Community Reinvestment Act, and fair lending compliance activities for Massachusetts-chartered banks and credit unions.

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