Richard H. Neiman was appointed by the Governor to serve as New York State's 43rd Superintendent of Banks in March 2007. He has extensive experience in the financial industry from a range of perspectives in executive, regulatory, and legal roles. In addition to overseeing all state-licensed domestic banks and non-banks in New York State, Richard also has regulatory oversight of the majority of US branches and agencies of foreign banking organizations.In November 2008, Richard was appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve on the five-member Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) created to oversee the implementation of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act through the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). In both of his roles, as Superintendent of Banks and a member of COP, Richard has been active in the national and international debates around financial regulatory reform. He also chairs the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) International Bankers Advisory Board and is a member of the Chinese Business Initiative Advisory Board at Columbia Business School. In addition, Richard was instrumental in creating and now chairs New Yorks task force to address the foreclosure crisis and represents New York on the Multi-State Foreclosure Prevention Working Group, a coalition of state Attorneys General and Bank Superintendents.In December 2010, Richard was awarded the Foreign Policy Association Medal for Public Service. Past recipients include Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.Richard began his career with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in Washington, D.C. where he served as Special Assistant to the Chief Counsel. After the Comptroller's Office, he spent 10 years at Citicorp, where he held a variety of legal and regulatory positions, including General Counsel of its Global Equities Group. He then returned to Washington, D.C. to serve as Director of Regulatory Advisory Services for Price Waterhouse. In 1994, Richard joined TD Waterhouse Group, Inc., a bank holding company and global online financial services firm, as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. He remained with TD Waterhouse until its acquisition by Ameritrade in 2006. Immediately prior to joining the Banking Department, Richard served as President and CEO of TD Bank USA, N.A., a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank that provides banking services to the customers of TD Ameritrade. Richard holds a B.A. degree in political science from American University, School of Government and a J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law.Richards community service includes serving on the Advisory Board of the Henry Street Settlement, one of New Yorks oldest social services organizations and provider of shelters for the homeless, as well as serving on the Board of the Harlem Educational Activities Fund, a mentoring and college preparatory organization serving students in Harlem and Washington Heights.
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