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Joe Meinhardt Named Director of Ombudsman Operation

WASHINGTON — Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Ombudsman Larry Hattix recently announced Joe Meinhardt to be the Director of Ombudsman Operation.

In his new role, Mr. Meinhardt will develop systems and programs that promote cooperation and efficiency and ensure that goals and objectives for the Ombudsman’s office support overall agency objectives.

“Joe has an extensive and varied background in bank supervision and OCC operations,” said Mr. Hattix. “He is an excellent choice to help carry out the mission of the Ombudsman’s Office.”

Prior to his new duties, Mr. Meinhardt was appointed Assistant Deputy Comptroller (ADC) for the Milwaukee/Iron Mountain Field Offices of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in May of 2006. In this role, he oversaw the supervision of 35 institutions located throughout Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Previously, he held positions in the OCC’s district headquarters in Chicago as a Deputy Comptroller Analyst and examiner positions in the Large Bank and Community Bank divisions of the agency. He is a graduate of Marquette University and received an MBA from Northern Illinois University.

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