Joseph Otting
Roundtable with the Comptroller of the Currency

Joseph Otting

Comptroller of the Currency, US Treasury Department

Moderated by Emily Wang

SVP, Director of Marketing & Community Development, East West Bank

December 7, 2018 12:00 PM    Roundtable

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This Roundtable is for Board, International Circle and Consular Corps members only. If you would like to join the International Circle and attend this event please review the IC membership benefits here and call Tracy Navichoque at (424) 258-6160.

Join us for a Roundtable with Joseph M. Otting, Comptroller of the Currency, on Friday, December 7th. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency charters, regulates, and supervises all national banks and federal savings associations as well as federal branches and agencies of foreign banks. Otting will discuss the federal banking system and his work to ensure banks serve as engines of economic opportunity. He will also discuss innovation in banking, including his recent decision to accept national bank charter applications from financial technology startups (FinTech), how FinTech is changing the industry globally, and the impact of cryptocurrency on banking. Otting will also discuss the movement to allow big banks to make small, high-interest, short-term loans to consumers. Otting will be joined in conversation by Emily Wang, LAWAC member and SVP and Director of Marketing and Community Development at East West Bank.


Joseph Otting was sworn in as the 31st Comptroller of the Currency on November 27, 2017. Prior to becoming Comptroller of the Currency, Otting was an executive in the banking industry. He served CIT Bank, OneWest Bank, US Bank, and Union Bank of California. Otting has played significant roles in charitable and community development organizations, including service as a board member for the California Chamber of Commerce. He was also a member of the Financial Services Roundtable, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, and the Board and Executive Committee of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation.

Emily Wang is Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing and Community Development at East West Bank, one of the largest independent banks headquartered in Southern California. Wang also serves as President of the East West Bank Foundation, which assists community organizations in providing affordable housing, improving financial literacy, assisting small businesses and promoting diversity. She currently serves on the Boards of the Anti-Defamation League Southern California Chapter, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Youth Foundation, the Asian Art Museum, and MUSE/IQUE. In 2017, Wang was honored with the Leadership & Outstanding Achievement in Banking and Community Outreach Award by the 10th Council District Women’s Steering Committee.

Please reserve no later than 12:00 pm on Wednesday, December 5. Cancellations must be made by 12:00 pm on Wednesday, December 5 in order to receive a refund.