During lunch at the WBA Capitol Day, recently appointed DFI Secretary Jay Risch received a warm welcome before introducing Jim Podewils as the new DFI Deputy Secretary. Podewils is a familiar face to many bankers as he is a long-time banker and former WBA Chair. His first day in office was Mon., May 15.

Risch also introduced the new assistant deputy secretary, Greg Reiman. Additionally, DFI’s Chief Legal Counsel Heather MacKinnon was attending.


Pictured (left to right): WBA Chair Cynthia Erdman, Risch, WBA President and CEO Rose Oswald Poels, Podewils, WBA Chair-Elect Fred Siemers.