On May 2, the OCC announced the promotion of two long-time OCC employees to leadership roles within its Community Bank Supervision unit. Starting this May, Scott Schainost will serve as one of two deputies responsible for overseeing the supervision of midsize national banks and federal savings associations where he will oversee a portfolio of companies with assets generally ranging from $5 billion to $60 billion, as well as a number of nationally chartered institutions. This is a new position created to enhance the supervision of midsize banks. Schainost – who has held a variety of positions at the OCC during his 33 years at the agency – started his career as an Assistant Bank Examiner in Kansas City, before moving on to supervise banks of all sizes.

Beginning this June, Troy Thornton will serve as the head of one of the OCC’s four districts that make up community bank supervision, where he will oversee the supervision of more than 390 national banks, federal savings associations, and trust companies, while also overseeing 28 technology service providers spread over nine states from Texas to Florida. His responsibilities will include managing staff in 21 field and satellite offices throughout the district. Thornton began his career at the OCC 31 years ago as a Field Examiner in Texas. He is filling a vacancy left by Gilbert Barker’s retirement in November 2016.