Lowe appointed FDIC ombudsman

M. Anthony Lowe will move on from his position as regional director for the risk management supervision and depositor and consumer protection divisions at the FDIC’s Chicago office, a position he’d held since 2008.

M. Anthony Lowe

M. Anthony Lowe was named ombudsman and director of the Office of the Ombudsman for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Formerly he was the regional director for the risk management supervision and depositor and consumer protection divisions at the FDIC’s Chicago office, a position he’d held since 2008.

He will continue to be based in Chicago and began his duties in early July. He succeeds Cottrell Webster who retired.

Lowe has been with the FDIC for more than 32 years. Previously, he held the positions of deputy regional director, risk management, Dallas region; assistant regional director, risk management, Dallas

region; case manager, Dallas region; and commissioned examiner – Shreveport, La., territory. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in business finance from Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, and graduated with honors from the Graduate School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University.

The ombudsman’s office works with bankers and industry representatives along with community groups and the public by answering questions and hearing concerns about FDIC policies and regulations. It also acts as a liaison to facilitate the resolution of issues with financial institutions fairly and impartially.

James D. LaPierre, regional director of the FDIC’s Kansas City office, will serve as the acting regional director in Chicago through the third quarter while Lowe’s successor is sought. LaPierre has been Kansas City regional director since 2005 and joined the FDIC in 1986 as a bank examiner trainee.

John R. Jilovec, deputy regional director for risk management in Kansas City, will serve as acting regional director in Kansas City.