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Mark Levonian Named Senior Deputy Comptroller For International and Economic Affairs

WASHINGTON — Mark Levonian has been named Senior Deputy Comptroller for International and Economic Affairs, replacing Jeffrey A. Brown, who is retiring from government service.

Mr. Levonian has served as Deputy Comptroller for Modeling and Analysis in the International and Economic Affairs Department since April 2004, and oversaw quantitative modeling support for bank supervision, economic research and policy analysis. 

"Mark has an excellent background in economics, quantitative risk modeling, and the application of those fields to bank supervision," said Comptroller of the Currency John C. Dugan.  "We are truly fortunate that he has agreed to accept this challenge."

Mr. Dugan also thanked Mr. Brown for his service at the OCC.  "We congratulate Jeff Brown for his many significant contributions over his 19 years at the agency and offer him our best wishes for success and happiness in the years ahead."

Prior to joining the OCC, Mr. Levonian was vice president for banking supervision and regulation at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.  Previously, he headed the Banking Studies Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  In addition, Mr. Levonian has served as senior economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia, lecturer in finance at the University of California, Berkeley, and lecturer on risk management techniques for the IMF Institute.

Mr. Levonian has a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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