James D. LaPierre was appointed Regional Director in the FDIC’s Kansas City Region in September 2005. He has oversight of all aspects of risk management and consumer compliance supervisory activities for the region. The Kansas City Region encompasses the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

LaPierre joined the FDIC in 1986 as a bank examiner (trainee) in the Concord, New Hampshire field office in the Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection. In 1991, he joined the Boston Regional Office of the Division of Resolutions and Receiverships as Resolutions Operations Supervisor. In 1993, he relocated to the Washington Office as Senior Resolutions Specialist. In 1994, Mr. LaPierre became Special Assistant to the Deputy to the Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, a position he held until 1997. That year he was selected as Deputy Executive Secretary in the FDIC’s former Office of the Executive Secretary (OES), where he was responsible for the general oversight and supervision of each of OES’s program areas.

In 2002 LaPierre rejoined the Division of Resolutions and Receiverships as Assistant Director for Franchise and Asset Marketing in the Dallas office. In June 2005, he was named Deputy Regional Director in Dallas, where he was responsible for the FDIC’s field operations relating to closed bank activities.

Mr. LaPierre is a 1986 honors graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.