Paul M. Nash
Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief of Staff
Paul M. Nash is Senior Deputy Comptroller and Chief of Staff at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).
In this role, Mr. Nash oversees the external affairs and communication functions of the OCC including Congressional Liaison, Banking Relations, Press Relations, Internal Communication, Minority Affairs, Disclosure and Freedom of Information Act services, and Publishing and Design Services. He also oversees the agency’s Enterprise Governance functions. In addition, he directs the daily operations of the Comptroller of the Currency’s support staff and serves as a member of the OCC Executive Committee. Mr. Nash joined the OCC in this role in May 2012.
Prior to joining the OCC, Mr. Nash served as Deputy to the Chairman for External Affairs at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) since 2009. In that role, he oversaw the operations of the FDIC's Office of Legislative Affairs and Office of the Ombudsman. He assisted the agency in community bank outreach and was the Designated Federal Officer for the Advisory Committee on Community Banking, a committee established to examine issues unique to community banking.
Mr. Nash previously served as Executive Director and Counsel at Verizon Wireless in Washington, D.C., from 2001 to 2009. Before joining Verizon Wireless, Mr. Nash served as a legislative assistant to Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) from 1997 to 2001, specializing in banking, health care, telecommunications, and labor issues. He also worked for the Congressional Research Service and practiced law in both Washington, D.C., and New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mr. Nash received a bachelor of arts degree in international relations and history from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from Georgetown University. He lives in Virginia with his wife, Michelle, and their four children.