Dr. Christina Handley

Chief Information Officer and Chief Data Officer


Dr. Christina Handley is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Data Officer at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

In her role as CIO, Dr. Handley leads all OCC information technology (IT) programs, supporting the agency's mission of ensuring the safety and soundness of national banks as well as fair and equal access to financial services for all Americans. She became CIO in March 2020. As the Chief Data Officer, Dr. Handley is responsible for data governance and lifecycle data management in support of the OCC mission.

Prior to assuming her current role, Dr. Handley served as Chief Information Officer at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), responsible for developing and implementing strategies to improve the information and performance of technology systems, services, and business processes. Prior to FERC, she served as the CIO at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Deputy Chief Information Officer at the U.S. National Labor Relations Board, and in IT management roles at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Dr. Handley retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserves as a Colonel, where she served as an IT Portfolio Management and Manpower Officer.

She holds a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from George Washington University, a master of business administration degree from Arizona State University, a master of international management degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a doctor of management, information systems and technology from the University of Maryland, University College.