Magazine article American Banker

Musical Chairs at OCC; New Aide for Bereuter

Magazine article American Banker

Musical Chairs at OCC; New Aide for Bereuter

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Mark P. Jacobsen was named senior adviser to Comptroller of the Currency Eugene A. Ludwig last week. After joining the agency in January 1994, Mr. Jacobsen was special assistant to the chief counsel. Before that he had been an associate with the law firm of Covington & Burling, where Mr. Ludwig was a partner.

Mr. Jacobsen replaces Ballard Gilmore, who is now director of licensing operations in the agency's bank organization department.

Meanwhile, John Hartzell has left his post as deputy comptroller for international banking for, of all things, an international bank.

Mr. Hartzell, who left last month, will soon join the New York office of Dresdner Bank, which is based in Frankfurt. His new title will be director of economic and group strategy. The Comptroller's office has not chosen a replacement.

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Rep. Doug Bereuter, R-Neb., has hired Alan Brubaker as his new banking aide. Mr. Brubaker, 28, most recently worked as a loan officer with a Maryland mortgage company, but has Capitol Hill experience. From 1989 to 1991 he was a staff member with the House Republican Conference.

Rep. Bereuter is sponsor of the House's regulatory-relief bill, which would cut bank paperwork and red tape. The legislation is stalled because of banks' opposition to restrictions on their insurance powers.

Mr. Brubaker replaces Joe Pigg, who left in October to be a Washington lobbyist for New York City.

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Investment banker John C. Whitehead, insurance executive Thomas W. Jones, and balanced-budget crusader Peter G. Peterson have been named to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Mr. Whitehead, a former State Department deputy secretary and former co-chairman of Goldman, Sachs & Co., now heads AEA Investors Inc. He will be chairman of the New York Fed board.

Tapped as deputy chairman was Mr. …

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