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Monica Fuentes Freas is the Deputy Comptroller for Large Bank Supervision (LBS) in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).
In this position, Ms. Freas is one of four deputy comptrollers overseeing the supervision of the OCC’s large bank portfolio. She assumed these duties in September 2023 and reports to the Senior Deputy Comptroller for Large Bank Supervision.
Prior to this role, Ms. Freas served as an Acting Deputy Comptroller for Large Bank Supervision, where she established strategic direction and set priorities for the LBS program at-large, including resource management and planning for more than 750 staff to ensure support of OCC objectives and strategic goals. She also served as Acting Examiner-in-Charge of Bank of China Ltd.’s U.S. federal branches.
Prior to joining LBS, Ms. Freas served as the Director of Enforcement in the OCC’s Chief Counsel’s Office. In that capacity, she oversaw the OCC’s Law Department group responsible for conducting investigations and taking administrative enforcement actions against national banks and federal savings associations, federal branches and agencies of foreign banks, and institution-affiliated parties of these institutions.
Ms. Freas received her juris doctor in 1998 from the University of Washington School of Law and a bachelor of science (cum laude) in Business in 1995 from the University of Central Florida.