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Anna Alvarez Boyd Named Acting Deputy Comptroller for Community Affairs

WASHINGTON — Anna Alvarez Boyd will become acting Deputy Comptroller for Community Affairs following the departure May 5 of Jeanne K. Engel, who will become vice president for policy at the National Association of Home Builders.

Ms. Alvarez Boyd currently supervises the OCC's Community Reinvestment and Development Specialists (CRDs), who provide technical assistance to examiners, bankers and their community partners on community development issues. The CRD unit, which had been part of the Bank Supervision Policy department, will become a division of Community Affairs, which is part of the office of the First Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief Counsel.

"Our CRDs provide an important service, not just to our examiners, but to national banks that are looking for ways to help their communities," said Comptroller John D. Hawke, Jr. "By giving them an opportunity to work more closely with the rest of our community development team, I'm confident that they will make an even greater contribution to the national banking system."

Ms. Alvarez Boyd joined the OCC in 1995 as a Community Reinvestment and Development specialist covering the agency's western district states. Two years later, she was given responsibility for managing the national CRD team. Prior to coming to the OCC she was Director of Advocacy for Consumer Action, a California-based consumer education and advocacy organization. She is a graduate of San Francisco State University.

"Jeanne has done a superb job of making sure that community development issues get the attention of senior management each and every day," said Chief Counsel Julie L. Williams. "Anna has the background and the skills to continue that fine work."

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