On October 27, the OCC announced the appointment of Darrin Benhart as Deputy Comptroller for Supervision Risk Management and Bethany Dugan as Deputy Comptroller for Operational Risk. Mr. Benhart will assume the position of full-time chair of the agency’s National Risk Committee, responding to a recommendation from a peer review that the agency create such a role. Mr. Benhart’s position is intended to strengthen the OCC’s ability to address risk in the national banking system. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Benhart served as the Deputy Comptroller for Credit and Market Risk. In her new role, Ms. Dugan will oversee the policy and examination procedures developments, specifically those that address operational risk issues.