Richard Taft

Head of Regulatory Relationships & Government Affairs

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Richard Taft is Head of Regulatory Relationships and Government Affairs for TD Bank.

He is responsible for coordinating TD Banks’ relationships with bank and holding company primary regulators. He is also responsible for overseeing TD Banks’ Government Relations activities, to include relationships with both state and national legislators as well as regulatory calling programs. He also oversees and manages all members of the Regulatory Relationships and Government Affairs team.

Prior to joining TD Bank, he was the Deputy Comptroller for Credit Risk Policy at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), where he acted as the principal advisor on issues related to credit risk and oversaw the Commercial and Retail Credit Policy units. Prior to Richard's role as Deputy Comptroller he was the agency's "Examiner-In-Charge" (EIC) of the OCC's supervisory team at PNC Bank. He also managed the OCC's office in London, England, assisting the agency's Large Bank Supervision unit in supervising U.S. national banks' European operations.

Richard graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in business administration and earned a master's degree from the Stern School of Business, New York University.