Chris Dunn
Senior Director
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34 years as a National Bank Examiner/Front line manager with the OCC
Specializes in strategic risk and enterprise risk management analysis, integration and implementation
Significant experience in mergers and acquisition integration and change management
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Chris Dunn is Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal's Financial Insurance Advisory Services practice in Dallas. As an experienced bank regulator, risk management specialist and banking strategist, he brings over 36 years of practical experience in the banking industry involving a range of economic and regulatory environments.
Mr. Dunn has demonstrated the ability to help banks improve profitability while also strengthening and/or maintain risk management systems and help maintain regulatory compliance.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Dunn served as the Chief Risk Officer, EVP-Regulatory Affairs and Risk Strategy for Simmons Bank in Little Rock, AR for approximately two years.  He was the Senior Executive responsible for the Risk Management Group, (RMG).  The RMG incorporated all of the risk monitoring units of the bank which included: Compliance, BSA/AML, Fraud, Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity, Enterprise Risk Management, Loan Review, Model Risk Management and DFAST compliance. 
Prior to working at Simmons, Mr. Dunn worked for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency for 34 years as a national bank examiner.  In this role, he  served 26 years as the Assistant Deputy Comptroller/Field Manager in the Little Rock Field Office where he supervised a portfolio of 40 plus banks.  As an ADC, Mr. Dunn worked with other OCC executives to effectively oversee the midsize and community bank supervision program and to develop systems and programs that promote a focus on achieving goals and priorities of the OCC. He provided direction on recruiting, personnel development and training, risk management, and financial management.  Reflective of his commitment to personnel development and banker education, he participated as an instructor/facilitator/developer in the following: 
  • Helped design and implement LeaderTRACK, an aggressive and accelerated training program designed to develop select qualified candidates for advanced managerial positions.
  • Helped design, refine and also taught the OCC Directors Risk Assessment Workshop
  • Taught the FFIEC Situational Leadership School
  • Taught the OCC District Credit School
Mr. Dunn earned a degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah with a bachelor of science degree in finance, magna cum laude.