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Lauren Oppenheimer

Senior Deputy Comptroller for Public Affairs and Chief of Staff

Lauren Oppenheimer is the Senior Deputy Comptroller for Public Affairs and Chief of Staff for Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael J. Hsu.

In this role, Ms. Oppenheimer advances the priorities of the Acting Comptroller and serves as a member of the Executive Committee. She directs the daily operations of the Acting Comptroller's staff and provides administrative oversight to the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion. She also oversees Public Affairs functions that include Communications, Digital Services, Media Relations, Congressional and Banking Relations, as well as External Outreach and Minority Affairs. She assumed this role in December of 2021.

Prior to joining the OCC, Ms. Oppenheimer was the Director of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Commerce. She also previously worked on Capitol Hill in the Senate as the Minority Staff Director for the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection and in the House of Representatives for Members of Congress on the U.S. House Financial Services Committee.

She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto and a master's degree from the London School of Economics.