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Feb. 21, 2019

Richmond Fed Announces New Banking Supervision Officers

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond has announced the following appointments in its Supervision, Regulation and Credit department:

Jeff Deibel has been named vice president with responsibility for the community bank safety and soundness function.

Deibel joined the Richmond Fed in 1993 as a bank examiner and later worked in various roles in supervision and examination. He was appointed in 2012 as an assistant vice president in the department’s division for community and regional banks. Deibel earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Virginia Tech, and he is a certified public accountant.

John Wiatt has been named assistant vice president and central point of contact for BB&T.

Wiatt joined the Richmond Fed as an assistant examiner in 1995, and since has served in a variety of supervisory roles, including senior bank examiner, supervisory examiner for credit, and deputy central point of contact for BB&T. Wiatt received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University.

Stacy O’Bryant has been appointed an assistant vice president and strategic advisor, providing direction and oversight for the department’s budget and its diversity and inclusion initiative.

O’Bryant joined the Richmond Fed in 1987 as an examiner for community and regional banks. She later worked in large bank supervision, risk management, quality management and as the central point of contact for Capital One. She earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Virginia Tech. 


As part of our nation’s central bank, the Richmond Fed is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks working together with the Board of Governors to support a healthy economy and deliver on our mission to foster economic stability and strength. We connect with community and business leaders across the Fifth Federal Reserve District—including the Carolinas, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and most of West Virginia—to monitor economic conditions, address issues facing our communities, and share this information with monetary and financial policymakers. We also work with banks to ensure they are operating safely and soundly, supply financial institutions with currency that’s fit for distribution, and provide a safe and efficient way to transfer funds through our nation’s payments system.

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