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Thomas Bloom

Photo of Thomas R. Bloom Senior Deputy Comptroller Management and Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Bloom joined the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on December 15, 2003, as Senior Deputy Comptroller for Management and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Mr. Bloom has responsibility for the OCC's financial management, human resources, continuing education, information technology, security, real estate services, performance improvement, and management services.

He serves as a member of the OCC Executive Committee, as the chair of the Technology and Systems Subcommittee, and as a member of the Budget and Finance, Human Capital, and Internal review subcommittees. Additionally, he chairs the OCC 401(k) Investment Board.

In October 2008, Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Henry Paulson appointed Mr. Bloom to be the interim CFO of the Office of Financial Stability (OFS), which operated the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). As the second employee appointed to OFS, Mr. Bloom was instrumental in the planning and execution of the structuring of the TARP. In 2009, Mr. Bloom returned to his position at the OCC.

Prior to joining the OCC, Mr. Bloom was the Director of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS). In that capacity, he supervised the daily accounting and finance activities of the Department of Defense (DoD). DFAS employs about 15,000 DoD civilian and military personnel at 26 locations throughout the United States, Europe, and the Pacific.

Mr. Bloom has extensive experience in finance and accounting, having served as Assistant Secretary for Administration and CFO at the U.S. Department of Commerce and CFO at the General Services Administration.

He also served as the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Education, where he conducted audits and investigations, managed fraud-control programs, and designated security services related to programs and operations for the department.

From 1988 to 1993, Mr. Bloom was a Senior Audit Partner, Director of Governmental Services, and Co-chair of Financial Institution Practice with the national certified public accounting firm Kenneth Leventhal & Company in its Dallas, Texas and Washington, D.C. offices. Advancing from an accounting fellow and later to the Chief Accountant for the Federal Home Loan Bank System from 1985 to 1988, Mr. Bloom became the Senior Accounting and Auditing Authority for regulation of the troubled thrift industry. From 1976 to 1985, Mr. Bloom was associated with two international accounting firms, rising from junior staff accountant to partner.

Mr. Bloom earned a bachelor degree in business administration and accounting from the University of Michigan. He is a Certified Public Accountant.