Senior Deputy Comptroller for Midsize and Community Bank Supervision and Chief National Bank Examiner
Blake Paulson is the Senior Deputy Comptroller for Midsize and Community Bank Supervision at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). He was also designated the Chief National Bank Examiner in April 2020.
In this role, Mr. Paulson is responsible for supervising nearly 1,100 national banks and federal savings associations, as well as nearly 1,600 OCC employees. He serves as a member of the OCC's Executive Committee and the Committee on Bank Supervision. He assumed these duties in December 2019.
Mr. Paulson previously served as the Deputy Comptroller for the agency’s Central District where he was responsible for the oversight of community banks and federal savings associations, independent data service providers and trust companies across the upper Midwest.
Before serving as Deputy Comptroller, Mr. Paulson served as Associate Deputy Comptroller in the Central District, where oversaw nine field offices, and was an Assistant Deputy Comptroller for Midsize Bank Supervision where he was responsible for a portfolio of national banks with total assets between $10 billion and $30 billion.
Mr. Paulson joined the OCC in 1986 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and has since held a variety of positions throughout the Midwest supervising community, midsize, and large banks.
Mr. Paulson has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota.