Robert (Bob) Wirtz is currently serving as the Acting Deputy Regional Director with the FDIC’s Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection in the San Francisco Region. In that position, he is responsible for providing leadership and direction for the region’s consumer protection examination program.
Bob has worked for the FDIC for 32 years, both in Risk Management and Consumer Protection. In his permanent position as Assistant Regional Director, Bob has oversight responsibility for two field territories that conduct consumer protection examinations in four states and two territories.
Prior to his appointment to his current position in 2007, Bob was a Field Supervisor in the New York Region and directed a staff of field examiners in two offices: Jamesburg, NJ and Baltimore, MD. He had oversight responsibility for banks located in New Jersey, Maryland, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands.
Bob previously served as a Review Examiner in the San Francisco Regional Office where he provided advice and counsel to field examiners, reviewed complex compliance examination reports, and completed special projects for regional management.
Throughout his career, Bob has served on numerous details and special assignments, including Acting Associate Director for the Administrative Management and Operations Branch in the Washington Office, Acting Deputy Regional Director for Consumer Protection in San Francisco and New York, Acting Assistant Regional Director for Risk Management in New York, and Special Assistant to the Senior Deputy Director for Risk Management in the Washington Office.
Bob earned his B.S. in business administration from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks in 1985.