Chief Innovation Officer
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
Beth Knickerbocker joined the legal staff of the OCC in 2014 and has worked on a number of legislative and regulatory matters, most recently focused on cybersecurity. She also has served on several working groups related to fintech and financial innovation and served as the deputy lead for the agency’s Responsible Innovation Framework Development Team. In October 2016, she was appointed by the Comptroller of the Currency to be the agency’s Acting Chief Innovation Officer. In that role, Ms. Knickerbocker is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Office of Innovation and completing implementation of the OCC’s innovation framework.
From 2012 to 2014, she was a Vice President and Senior Counsel in the American Bankers Association’s (ABA) Office of Regulatory Policy. Within that group, Ms. Knickerbocker focused on Dodd–Frank implementation and bank examination issues, risk management, insider lending, and transactions with affiliates. Before joining the ABA, Ms. Knickerbocker was the Chief Risk Officer for Marshall & Ilsley Corporation in Milwaukee, WI. She was also an
attorney in Washington, D.C., at the law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP (now Sutherland). She started her career as an attorney with the OCC from 1992 to 2000, serving in the Enforcement and Compliance and Community and Consumer Law divisions.
Ms. Knickerbocker received her law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law and graduated from Cornell College with a bachelor of arts in politics and international relations.