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Former FDIC Risk Management Director Sandra L. Thompson Joins FHFA
Jan 15, 2013

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has announced that Sandra L. Thompson, Director of the Division of Risk Management Supervision (RMS), has accepted the position of Deputy Director of Housing Mission and Goals at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Thompson directed the FDIC’s risk management and consumer protection examination activities relating to approximately 4,500 FDIC-supervised institutions during the recent financial crisis. Thompson joined the FDIC in 1990 and has served in a variety of leadership roles during her tenure. In addition to leading RMS, Thompson has held the titles of Director of the Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection (DSC), Deputy to the Vice Chairman, Deputy Director for Special Projects in DSC, and Director of Securitizations for the Resolution Trust Corporation. “I would like to thank Sandra for her 23 years of dedicated service to the FDIC. She is an exemplary public servant who has demonstrated leadership, vision and a commitment to the FDIC’s mission throughout her long career," said FDIC Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg said. "She will be deeply missed at the FDIC.” The FDIC Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Doreen R. Eberley as the new Director of RMS. Ms. Eberley began her career with the FDIC in 1987 in the Division of Liquidation in Bossier City, Louisiana, then transferred to the then-Division of Bank Supervision and became a commissioned bank examiner. She held a variety of positions within the supervision program area, including Case Manager, Senior Case Manager and Assistant Regional Director in Atlanta. Ms. Eberley was appointed Deputy Regional Director for the New York Region in 2001. Between 2001 and 2006, Ms. Eberley completed assignments as the Acting DSC Regional Director for both the New York and Atlanta Regions, and was appointed Regional Director for the New York Region of DSC in January of 2007. Most recently, Ms. Eberley completed a year-long assignment in August 2011 as Acting Deputy to former Chairman Sheila Bair. In June 2012, she was appointed to the position of Senior Deputy Director of RMS. “I am pleased to welcome Sandra to FHFA where she will play a leading role in developing and guiding FHFA’s policy efforts concerning housing finance and financial markets,” said FHFA Acting Director Edward J. DeMarco. “Sandra’s breadth of experience at the FDIC, including supervision, consumer protection, risk management, and consumer outreach activities will be an asset to FHFA as we contribute to building a new infrastructure for the country’s housing finance market.” Thompson’s final day at the FDIC will be Feb. 1. Eberley’s appointment will be effective upon her departure. The FHFA has also named Nina Nichols to the position of Deputy Director of the Division of Supervision Policy and Support. Nichols currently serves as the Assistant Deputy Director of the Division of Enterprise Regulation at FHFA. Prior to joining FHFA Nichols served as Senior Vice President for JP Morgan Chase and held a variety of positions at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Nichols is a graduate of Yale University and holds a JD from Harvard Law School. She will assume her new role immediately.